Describe and account for the differences between the front pages of two daily national newspapers printed on the same day
Describe and account for the differences between the front pages of two daily national newspapers printed on the same day National newspapers are split into two categories; tabloids and broadsheets. Tabloids contain many articles on celebrities and gossip, some news and many large pictures. Popular tabloids are 'The Sun' and 'The Mirror', but are also nicknamed 'red tops', often because the names of the papers are printed white on red, while broadsheets print on a more conventional black on white. Broadsheets are often larger in size and thickness and also concentrate on more serious topics. They include more stories that concentrate on politics and world issues. Popular broadsheet examples are 'The Daily Telegraph' and 'The Times'. Here, we will be focusing on The Times and The Sun, which are a broadsheet and a tabloid respectively. As the two newspapers we are looking at were published on the same day, we would expect the same headline and news bulletins and we would also expect the same style of writing, seeing as the two newspapers are owned by the same company. However, once we see the two front pages, we can instantly see that that is not the case. Reasons for this could be that the two newspapers are targeted at different 'classes' and audiences. Also, the papers may be targeted at people of different levels of education, or familiarity of the English language.
It is generally believed that the purpose of a newspaper is to state the facts about what is going on in the world around us - However, media has long been a way of manipulating the minds of the greater population into holding certain values and opinions.
Media Coursework It is generally believed that the purpose of a newspaper is to state the facts about what is going on in the world around us. However, media has long been a way of manipulating the minds of the greater population into holding certain values and opinions. Propaganda is used frequently in everyday life to manipulate our thoughts, and despite what the majority of us think, it does affect our opinions. In general, we believe that what is portrayed as 'News' is fact, but often the facts are twisted to support the political views of the Newspaper or journalist. This essay will explore the way in which this bias is put across to the reader in the medium of Newspapers, by comparing the way two newspapers, the Daily Mail and The Independent report on the same event. There are two main types of newspaper, Tabloids, like the Daily Mail, and Broadsheets, like the Independent. Tabloids are the most popular type of paper; it is often smaller in size, more colourful and relies on page three girls and other such shock tactics, to attract readers. Broadsheets are generally larger in size, more serious and less colourful. The articles I will be comparing are about a different approach to learning. They give their opinions on a trip organised to Butlins, a middle class holiday resort, for school children to look at different ways of learning
THE blind date "marriage" of two strangers who met at the altar is all over. After a lavish wedding in front of hundreds of guests they had never met and a honeymoon in Paris, Glenn Emerton, aged 24, and Leif Bunyan, 22, pocketed a $50,000 (£25,000).They separated after two months... It looks like after their honeymoon, Glenn and Leif concluded that this marriage will never work. Here's the schedule of their honeymoon voyage, and you'll find the t of the failure of their marriage. o DAY 1: first, their honeymoon started with the flight to Paris for a week-long holyday. After, they arrived to Paris, within an hour, Glenn and Leif could see some of the wonderful sights of Paris from the limo that was driving them to the hotel. They got out the car and next they accommodate in a nice hotel, near the Eiffel tour. o DAY 2: troubles begin. The following morning, after a breakfast of croissants, hot chocolate, crêpes, and other French food items, they visited some places like the Eiffel tour, Notre Dame de Paris and after, they walked down Champs Elisees. Then, they couldn't decide on what to do that day. She wanted to take a boat along the River Seine, but he wanted to sit in a café with a beer and a newspaper. Anyway, they spent the rest of the day at separately. Glenn went to the hotel, and Leif went to Disneyland. o DAY 3: for a couple of hours, it looked like they
Newspaper Comparison Today's society is in many respects dominated by the media. Newspapers, books, television, radio and the Internet not only play significant role in an average person's life but are also multi-billion pound industries that, through the public exposure they are subject to, carry great influence. One of the oldest media formats still in use is the newspaper. This old printed format carries great political power and boasts huge readerships, partly due to its cheap price, never exceeding a few pounds an issue, and its portability. Throughout the decades during which Newspapers have developed, two main styles of writing and presentation in newspapers have emerged: Tabloid and Broadsheet. Each varies greatly in their portrayal of the news and current affairs. This can be clearly seen through the differences between tabloid and broadsheet stories even when describing the same event. All newspapers have the intention to inform and entertain their readers. However, broadsheet newspapers have typically favoured the information function whereas tabloid newspapers are more biased towards and entertainment function. Although tabloid and broadsheet are the two main newspaper formats some newspapers do occupy an intermediate space between the two. The term broadsheet and tabloid refers to the size of the paper on which they are printed: tabloids, being printed on
Blind Date Nicola Gill, a reporter, went undercover to try and find out what goes on behind the scenes of one of ITV most popular shows Blind Date. All this suggests mystery and interest and as Blind Date is a popular show the readers will want to here all about it. Nicola makes her story more exciting by telling it in the present way. "I am on my way to the open auditions for Blind Date..." "It attracts more than 20000 audition hopefuls a year all desperate to sit on those stools with Cilla and make a stab for stardom, love, sex or just a free holiday." She asks herself the question. "And once through the auditions is it worth it?" She is tempting the reader to want to know more, suggesting they are about to find out. Steps suggest a path or stairway to a chosen destination. It suggests, perhaps, a contrived, unnatural way for the contestants to get what they want. Also readers like to see sub headings because it gives the reader a break in the reading. If the sub headings are interesting it encourages the reader to read on e.g. Step 2 'Humiliate yourself' and step 3 the 'Cilla Protocol'. These sub headings are interesting because people like to see other people get humiliated and people might want to know how people fortunate enough to get on Blind Date have to behave with Cilla. The whole article is written like it is to ensure reader involvement at all times.
Media Report Comparing Film and Top Gear Magazine.
Media Research Report 1200 words. I have researched the technical and visual codes used in FILM magazines covers, contents pages and double page spreads. I have analysed one double page spread, one contents page and two magazine covers (Empire). I have analysed a Top Gear magazine cover to contrast with the FILM magazine. I have researched the technical codes, fonts, text style, shot types, language, layout, positioning and alignment of text, colours, image conventions to genre and I have researched the connotations of the media language used in the magazine covers, contents pages and the double page spread, because I’m keenly interested in FILM and I read the magazines. Features and convention of FILM magazines; •Main character viewer’s main focal point. •One film. •Issue number, price, barcode and magazine website. •Colours up to 4 for text. •Strap lines. •Masthead top-left corner and largest text. •Image reflects audience, often a mid-shot, mis-en-scene for genre. •Often have a dark background. •Image dominates the page. •Website. •Banners and buzz words - ‘free’, ‘exclusive’, 'only'. •Props suggest main genre of films featured. •They use primary colours because they are simple and bold. •The shots used are close ups and mid shots. •The names of actors, actresses and famous directors are featured. Name of the
Media Assignment Comparing newspapers There are two main types of newspaper which are on sale in this country. The first type is known as broadsheets. Examples of this include The Guardian, The Teligraph and The Observer. The second type is known as tabloids and examples include The Sun, The Daily Star and The Sport. Within the tabloids category is a 'middle brow' section, The Daily Express and The Daily Mail. Which uses elements of both types of newspapers. There are many differences between tabloid newspapers, also known as 'red tops', and the more highbrow broadsheets. One of the most obvious differences is the size of the papers. Broadsheets are A1 in size and tabloids are a smaller A3. The type of information given by the papers is also very different. Tabloids usually have less detailed articles and the stories are more sensational and sexual in content. Also oddity articles which are strange stories such as 'giant fish eats cat' are only likely to appear in the tabloids. Tabloids are also written in a larger font and use simple language, and the stories are likely to be short and sharp to grab the reader's attention. This is because the target audience for the tabloids is younger and lower class. Broadsheet articles on the other hand are more political and financial in content and tend to be quite lengthy. Also the language used is more complex. This is
Comparing two newspaper articles
HAYLEY PEARCY 11GI0 MEDIA COURSEWORK: COMPARING TWO NEWSPAPER ARTICLES Media n pl . 1 pl. of MEDIUM. 2 (usu. prec. By the) the main means of mass communication (esp. newspapers and broadcasting) regarded collectively. Modern media consists of many forms, newspapers, novels, films, broadcasting, advertising, magazines, billboards and the Internet are all considered in this category along with many others. Each form will have its own message, or purpose and it is conventionally one of the following. o To describe. o To inform. o To persuade. o To entertain. I am going to concentrate on the similarities and contrasts within the media of newspapers. Newspapers over the years have divided into two types, tabloids and broadsheets. With this change, the content and purpose of each paper has evolved. A newspaper is a form of propaganda. It is made up of news articles of current events and issues and covers all of the above purposes of media. People generally believe that newspapers are there to inform of facts about issues around the world, however newspapers are increasingly becoming a way of manipulating the minds of our countries population. I have chosen one article from two recent newspapers, both on the same topic. The issue of Prince Harry's drink and drugs scandal. The two papers are 'The Observer' and 'The Mail on Sunday' and both issues are dated Sunday
Comparing two Newspaper Articles
Comparing two Newspaper Articles The aim of my media coursework is to compare two newspaper articles both covering the England vs. Germany football match on Saturday 1st September. The two articles I am looking at are "Owen puts England in" from The Observer and "Herr cut? This was a scalping!" from The Sunday People. The main difference between these articles is the audience at which they're aimed. The Observer is a broadsheet newspaper, aimed at people who require a lot of information displayed in a serious factual way, where as The Sunday People, a tabloid newspaper, is aimed at people who require information quickly and easily and are not too bothered about a great amount of fact. This is apparent from both the language used and the presentation of the two articles. The article in The Observer, has a large factual title, "Owen puts England in" followed by a strap line underneath. Most of this language is factual with the only emotive language being "sorry Germans shellshocked." It is then followed by a large black and white photograph of Owen tackling a German player. The main body of text starts underneath a scoreboard table with the match results and those who scored the goals. The Sunday People appears to contain much more text, but this is not necessarily true as the font is larger. There is a medium sized black and white photograph with caption "GERR WE GO:
Comparing Two Newspaper Articles
Comparing two Newspaper Articles The purpose of a newspaper is to state the facts about what is going on in the world around us; such as politics, showbiz, sports, etc. However in the media, the variety of news state their facts and opinions. We believe that whatever is portrayed as 'News' is fact, but often the facts are twisted to support the political views of the Newspaper or the journalist's views. This means that if the political party or journalists disagree with an event that has taken place they will state their own opinions as facts. This essay will explore the way in which the newspaper presents biased news to the reader. I will do this by comparing two newspapers. They will both focus upon the same article and I will compare the similarities and differences by giving examples from the text. There are two types of newspapers, tabloids and broadsheets. Tabloid newspapers are the most popular type of newspaper that people buy. They are more colourful, often smaller than broadsheets and they have a lot of gossipy news to attract readers of different ages and genders. However, broadsheets are generally larger in size than tabloid newspapers. They are less colourful and more serious. Since I have been told to compare two different newspapers with the same story, I have chosen The Times (article one) and The Mirror (article two). They are both dated 25th January