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The comparison between the ITN news and the BBC news on the story of the World Cup - Brazil beats Britain.

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The comparison between the ITN news and the BBC news on the story of the World Cup - Brazil beats Britain. The difference between the ITN news and the BBC news at first aren't very easy to notice, but as you start to analyse two you can start to reveal the comparison between them both. The ITN news and the BBC news are both on at 6'Oclock this is a great significance because most families go to sit down after they have gotten in from work or school and are ready to sit down for tea and watch television. Both news programmes are watched more at 6'Oclock along with the 10'Oclock news than any other time in the day. Both programmes first stories is the World Cup - Brazil beats Britain, I think this is very extraordinary because normally the sports stories are towards the end of the news, but on that day they ...read more.

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The tone of the newsreaders for the ITN news is catchy, with shortened sentences and has a more upbeat tone than the BBC. The tone of the newsreaders for the BBC news is negative, depressing and is a slow report like someone or something has just died. The use of the St George flag is very important, in the BBC news it is shown many times, where as in the ITN news it is only shown once. The BBC used it has a decoration, it is sectioned in pictures, used as a bullet point and is been shown take down as a decoration along with pictures of David Beckham, Michael Owen and David Seaman in high street supermarkets. The BBC news doesn't have many outside interviews apart from Gary Linekar and Sven-Goran Eriksson where as the ITN news has both of those interviews and interviews from some of the players, supporters and even some children from schools that had been watching the game. ...read more.

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Except in this case the BBC news were trying to find fault with the team whereas the ITN news was finding any reasons and were saying things like "did he mean it?, was he lucky?, was it the heat?" and the BBC news were being negative towards the team and were saying "there a young team and need more experience". The main feature was David Seaman and how he let the winning goal in. Even though it was a horrible mistake to make, both the ITN news and the BBC news were quick not to blame him and for the public not to make him a scapegoat like they did with David Beckham in the previous world cup. Even though they both did this the BBC news were quick to point out if the public didn't hate him, it would probably be his last World Cup and they started referring to him in the past tense, "he has been". Katy Blair 05.02.2003 ...read more.

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