• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Elite Persons in the News.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Elite Persons in the News The media in particular newspapers, are in a powerful position when it comes to the presentation of elite persons. Depending on a papers stand point on a subject they can be both promoted to all reading it or singled out within the media to everyone as a national villain. With the power possessed by the papers and their massive collective readership they have been know to bolster and completely end the careers of elite persons. Two example of this happening in the media lately are those of Alpay the Turkish central defender accused of winding up David Beckham in a recent football match and Sir Ranulph Fiennes who is completing 7 marathons in 7 days for the British heart foundation 6 months after a heart bypass. ...read more.

Middle

All of the victimisation in the media including pictures of burning Alpay effigies and ex professionals coming out and questioning not only Alpay's actions but his performances on the football field followed the 2002 world cup in Japan/Korea where Alpay was voted among the best 11 players in the world. A Sign of just how powerful the media is particularly when emphasising bad things about someone. On the other hand of course is the story of Sir Ranulph Fiennes, an explorer and all round national hero running 7 marathons in 7 days in seven continents and donating all the money to charity. All this 6 months after a heart bypass. The newspapers here were completely different in the way they described him "The Mirror" for instance calling him a "super-dedicated hero" where Alpay was a "Turkish flop". ...read more.

Conclusion

Also by covering people in the news for positive or negative reasons they are able to sensationalize the story making more of a story out of it. They do this with their use of words and phrases such as "hero" or "flop" making the story more sensational works particularly in the tabloid papers to make the readers take the stories as a soap opera or film and allowing them to relate more to the story. In conclusion the gap between the persons that the media choose to represent in a positive light and those they chose to show in a negative light is a big one in the way they affect a person's reputation. Also from looking through the newspapers it is obvious newspapers prefer to tell the stories of those they want to present in a bad way conforming to the theory bad news is good news. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Narrative section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Narrative essays

  1. How effective is X-Men at presenting the flawed hero and the sympathetic villain through ...

    Wolverine is a reluctant hero; he does not want to be labelled as a typical superhero with a silly name and costume, 'you actually go outside in these things', gives us an insight into his views about wearing a customized outfit, something he regards as ridiculous, humiliating and totally un-necessary.

  2. Bend it like beckham

    will have the idea of Jess's emotions as they been through this before. The reason for this was to draw a realistic character - that is Jess. She bemoans on her background and cultural restrictions. Viewers can understand the experience and her response to people around her.

  1. Most news is predictable

    It starts with repeated footage of ambulances and scenes of the destruction that took place, Chris Randel the eye witness with a burned face in the first report is now back on with the second part of his interview, they split the interview to fill in time and gaps in

  2. Is Conglomeration Good or Bad?

    example used by Croteau and Hoynes to illustrate the idea of concentration of ownership. (David Croteau, William Hoynes. P34 - 44) Large media corporations buy up small media companies and work more closely together to attain the for-profit goal. As a result, there are fewer corporations owning the media.

  1. Comparing Two Charity Advertisements

    Advertisements have been around for centuries, one of the first advertisements was in a newspaper in 1704. This shows how long they have been around and how long people have had to learn how to manipulate them to their advantage.

  2. First Year Psychology Students' Memory for The News as a Function of Media of ...

    Also, research has questioned a variety of news presentation factors as having significant effects on learning(Berry, Gunter and Clifford 1981). It must therefore be questioned whether television is in fact the most memorable form of presentation of information, when compared with audio-only or print form.

  1. Explore, analyse and comment on the way the story of the conjoined twins has ...

    In my view, there are two clearly different ways in which to summarise the consequences of the failed operation. Firstly, the negative approach. The slant taken here is of a sensationalised tragedy, evoking sympathy and focusing on the twins and their struggling desire to be independent and how they, 'fell at the last hurdle'.

  2. T V News is becoming more tabloid in its presentation. With the new 'news ...

    of such newspapers as the Sun and USA today, which offer an undemanding, cursory view of the world and one that keeps the reader's eye moving across the pages. Television news aims to keep the eye fixed while it moves the pages.'

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work