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GCSE Media Studies Assignement: The Times Newspaper Analysis

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The Times Newspaper Analysis

(Compact Broadsheet)

For my assignment on newspapers I have written an analysis on ‘The Times Newspaper’, which is a compact broadsheet. I have also created my very own newspaper called ‘The Courier’ using a Microsoft Word.

On the front cover the Mast Head font, ‘Serif’ represents a very traditional newspaper and reads, ‘The Times’ in all caps, 72-point type.

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The overall layout of the front page is a 5-column spread with 2 pictures, each taking up a full column. A ‘strapline’ spreads across the top of the page underneath the masthead. It reads ‘The Power 100’ in a ‘Sans Serif’ font suggesting a more modern approach to the article with straight plain letters. Down the left-hand side of the page lies, effectively an index of key stories throughout the paper.

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Along the bottom of the page are also other key articles along with pictures, which stand out a lot more but not many articles are placed like this. To the left side at the bottom lies another article index but only 6, which are relevant, but not as important as other articles.

The captions underneath the main pictures identify and ‘anchor’ the pictures meaning.

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