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A Project comparing two different newspaper articles and the difference between Tabloid and Broadsheet Newspapers

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A Project comparing two different newspaper articles and the difference between Tabloid and Broadsheet Newspapers Introduction On 3rd February 1998 an American jet collided with the wire of a cable car. One car fell 300ft to the ground and another was left hanging in mid-air. 20 tourists died at the winter resort of Mount Cermis. For this project I am going to analyse two newspaper articles on the above event. 1. The Times - a broadsheet newspaper aimed at a more intelligent, middle class member of society 2. The Mirror - a tabloid newspaper aimed at the average person, Tabloids make stories seem more interesting by use of dramatic words Broadsheet newspapers are very "matter of fact" and do not try and make stories any more or less interesting or exciting than they really are. Tabloid newspapers sensationalise events to make them more exciting. ...read more.


This is of huge significance because the same thing is reported in the Times as being "Low level flying" this difference in words would have a large impact on the reader. This is a good example the Mirror playing with words in order to make the story dramatic Language The Mirror uses adjectives to add excitement to the story whereas the Times is more matter of fact. For instance the Mirror writes "20 skiers plunged 300ft to their deaths" and the Times says "20 skiers fell 300ft to their deaths". The words plunged and fell mean much the same thing but plunged sounds more disastrous and catastrophic but fell sounds more in perspective and realistic. After reading the article in the times the impression is that the event was an accidental disaster that know one was to blame. The reader will probably hope procedures are put into place to prevent this from occurring again. ...read more.


The police chief interviewed says, "All four walls of the car opened up like a cardboard box." As soon as this read images of the scrunched up ball of metal come to mind. The Times an Italian Politicians who calmly described the event. His name Massimo Brutti sounds important and so people are likely to believe what he says. Layout The Mirror uses block capitals and subheadings; this makes the reader see the descriptive and possibly exaggerated heading of "Brits tell of horror in the snow". A diagram of an oversized cable car makes the accident seem worse than it was. The one single heading and three images leave the reader to decide for themselves whether or not he or she wants to read on. Conclusion I think that the Times is a better article because it gives a better unbiased opinion on what happened at Mount Cermis. The Mirror is a more interesting read however and would probably appeal to a wider audience. ...read more.

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