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Assessing and exploring the differences and similarities between the tabloid and broadsheet formats.

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  • Essay length: 2052 words
  • Submitted: 22/12/2003
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GCSE Narrative

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Module Media Studies

Module leader Esther Windsor

Candidate # 10226821

Candidate name Michael Obiozo

Essay question # 4

GOODBYE JACKO No final miracle but Jackson

Colin quits after 25-medal glory reign bows out with honour

The Sun headline The Guardian headline

Introduction

I will be assessing and exploring the differences and similarities between the tabloid and broadsheet formats that are The Sun (appendicle 1) and The Guardian (appendicle 2), (sport supplement), on the coverage of Colin Jackson's exit from athletic competition on the final day at the World Indoor Championship at Birmingham. To help discover what factors will determine how much news coverage of this story will go into these two media formats, there is a list of aims that have been set below to show how I intend on gaining relevant information to aid the construction of the above question.

Aims

* Attach relevance to the study of the 12 suggested news values by Galtang and Ruge that effect editorial decisions in the selecting and construction a news page

* Analyse the semiotics behind the text in the two formats and find out what messages

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