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Describe and account for the differences between the front pages of two daily national newspapers printed on the same day

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GCSE MEDIA STUDIES Describe and account for the differences between the front pages of two daily national newspapers printed on the same day I have chosen two different newspapers one is 'THE TIMES' (it is a broadsheet) and the other is 'THE SUN' (this is a tabloid). Considering that both newspapers were printed on the same day I would expect them to be similar and cover the same news titles. The reason for the difference in style and content is because both newspapers must satisfy a particular audience. People have different satisfactions, so each newspaper must print itself so that it is comfortable for each audience to read. It is the publisher's best interest to make the paper attractive to their audience as people will find certain things attractive. THE TIMES has small headings in comparison with THE SUN and it also has much more text. THE SUN, however, has large fonts and short sentences this makes it easy to read the language is also very simple compared to THE TIMES. I am going to start by describing the features of THE TIMES (broadsheet). ...read more.

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The title 'BANG 'EM UP!' is also slang as the have used 'em instead of them. On the right hand side is another story. There is a large picture of a celebrity, this is a unimportant story however it is on the front. The title for the picture is 'What the frock you got on, Harry?' Harry is the actor of Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliff. They have used Harry as this is more recognisable and familiar to readers. The work frock is an expletive. This would not normally be on a broadsheet and they wouldn't purposely comment badly on others. There are many similarities and differences between both newspapers. So far I have realized that THE SUN is for the lower class individuals and THE TIMES is for the upper class. The mastheads of both papers are different THE SUN is informal and the font seems more rounded. Both of the papers are discussing the football mach but they both approach it differently THE TIMES are using a pun and THE SUN is using slangy which is more informal. Just by simply looking at both papers I can see that THE SUN has much less text than THE TIMES I think this is because the lower class may not want too much to read otherwise they will lose interest. ...read more.

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The papers are different and this cause different audiences. People that read the sun like to read less but know more about the situation they like to hear about others troubles gossip (celebrities) and seem to laugh when others are mocked. This is shown on the front cover. BANG 'EM UP! This title sound violent and the story is about a woman's plea for to change the terror laws. The other story is discussing the new Harry Potter film and in particular Daniel Radcliff the actor of Harry Potter. This is text on a celebratory and the heading 'What the frock you got on, Harry?' is mocking is clothing. THE TIMES audiences are more interested in facts and information also news that is going on around the world and other issues. Some sport and reviews are added. The paper tackles news that are serious, for example the main story 'Outrage as Paris burns and French riots spread' this is important. It has a review on the Harry Potter film but there is nothing about a celebratory. Other issues that are causing problems are discussed in the paper. The papers have to be modelled to attract there readers, I think that both newspapers have there own features and this is what there readers are looking for. ...read more.

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