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Broadsheet and Tabloid comparison.

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  • Submitted: 25/02/2004
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GCSE Narrative

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English Coursework Broadsheet and Tabloid comparison The media is undoubtedly one of the most influential and powerful force within our society today. Its means of mass communication has the ability to report news in a way which often affects and distorts a person's opinion and interpretation of a certain story. Yet its importance in our society is immeasurable, since it's the main way of informing the public of national and international events. The purpose of this essay is to examine and analyse how two contrasting newspapers - a broadsheet and a tabloid - report the news. We often view the broadsheet as having higher status than the tabloid as it is more serious, sophisticated and elaborate. The tabloid in contrast is dominated by sensational stories. I would be scrutinizing The Daily Mirror, a typical tabloid paper and The Independent which is the conventional broadsheet paper. The story in question which both newspapers are narrating concerns the fatal murder of Yetunde Price, sister of the famous tennis players Venus and Serena Williams. Different papers frequently vary the way news is portrayed in order to engage and captivate different audiences, yet their primary purpose is to inform and entertain. The Daily

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