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The History of News Papers and TV broadcasting.

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The History of News Papers and TV broadcasting Newspapers were first produced in bulk load in 1896 these were produced at a low price and many people were able to buy them. The Daily Mail started the ball rolling and is the mother of the modern tabloid. Today there are more tabloids sold and new companies have started producing papers like The Times or The Guardian. Tabloid papers are small and easier to handle than broadsheet papers. Tabloids have built up a reputation for being biased and full of gossip. They cover more stories about what celebrities get up to than actual important news. As well as celebrities the royal family get a lot of attention and are under constant eye of the papers. Without celebrities the tabloids wouldn't know what to write about. The papers need the celebrities and so do the celebrities need the papers for their publicity. The tabloids are written in colloquial language. They make no attempt to sound educated or refined. They write like ordinary people talk and that's the reason it appeals to so many people. ...read more.


It provides light entertainment and is quite comical in places. There are also many advertisements. The tabloid also tends to be less formal than a broadsheet and The Times has a bigger vocabulary range and a lot more long and complicated words. The Times layout is very different to that of The Daily Mirror. It has a lot more text fewer pictures and fewer adverts. The Times also has a lot more pages and contains a lot more information. It is priced at 45p that is dearer to a tabloid like The Daily Mirror that is priced at 20p. The Daily Mirror has a lot more pictures and has less writing and it has more adverts. The Times goes into more depth than The Daily Mirror in its stories and in its news. To me The Times seems more factual and less biased because The Daily Mirror makes me feel like it is telling me the facts in a way that it wants me to form an opinion. It is more biased and opinionated than The Times. ...read more.


Images can sometimes be more powerful and effective than words and change the way you feel on a subject or matter. For example, if you heard a story about asylum seekers were being left to live in poor conditions you might not think too much about it, but if you saw the terrible conditions that they were living in like having little food and poor sleeping conditions you might feel more sympathetic about the situation. Summary We can see by examining all these types of news media that different areas of the news attract different people. The main purpose for all news is to convey the latest information on anything in the country or world. The news can be biased at times and the papers especially can try and get their thoughts across and influence the reader's opinion on any matter. We shouldn't always believe everything we hear in the paper because the truth can be stretched to suit them. Mainly the news media does cover at least the basic facts and is very useful to everybody because it tells us what is happening whether it is global or local. We sometimes need to know the news so we can prepare for any up coming events. ...read more.

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