Essay on the comparism between Tony Parsons and Mark Hertsgaard The tabloid article was written by Tony Parsons and the broadsheet was written by Mark Hertsgaard. The context of theses articles are the analysis of the September eleventh attacks. The political context is the debate on America's government. This assay is to focus on the comparism and the context of these articles. The target audience for the mirror article are those who want to be amused and want accessible language, this type of newspaper is called a tabloid newspaper. The vocabulary is simple and sentences short. The article doesn't going into profoundness in its outline of the events the article could be also aimed at people who are in a bit of a hurry and want something simple and fast to read. The target audience for the Guardian are people who are interested in significant news and less humour, this type is a broadsheet newspaper. It is targeted at people who want to go into more depth on the incident and who want more information, also Hertsgaard's article is less biased so anyone would be able to read it. Tony Parsons' purpose is to make the readers feel overwhelmed with sympathy for the Americans because of the devastating effects of 9/11.He uses phrases like "unspeakable act so cruel," to make clear to the readers his feelings of 9/11. Mark Hertsgaard's purpose is to inform the reader of the fact
Read two or three front pages from different newspapers - Analyze the way each has been constructed and include similarities and differences.
Tabloid Newspapers Read two or three front pages from different newspapers. Analyze the way each has been constructed and include similarities and differences. A tabloid is different to a broadsheet newspaper because for one reason a tabloid is a small newspaper, which can be held easily, and you can easily see the whole page. A broadsheet is a large newspaper, which you need to lay out on the table or on the floor to see the whole page. A tabloid also is written in a different style to a broadsheet. Its stories are sensationalized or exaggerated, and they use a lot of alliteration and puns on words, whereas a broadsheet is clearly factual and they stick more or less to the story line. The tabloids generally focus on entertainment rather than political news and you often hear of the tabloid press harassing the celebrities. To hear about a broadsheet press reporter, harassing celebrities is very unusual and rare. The broadsheets focus on politics and the sport rather than entertainment. Tabloids are written in simple language and are aimed at working and 'lower middle class' people, whereas broadsheets are aimed at more intellectual people and they are written in a different style. We are studying 3 tabloid newspapers. 'The Sun', 'The Express' and 'The Mirror'. All three newspapers are dated the 21'st may 1998 and they all focus on the two nurses accused of killing a
Tabloids v. Broadsheets Introduction Tabloid: The term tabloid is used to describe newspapers with comparatively small pages, although there is no standard for the precise dimensions of a tabloid. It is also used, sometimes pejoratively, to describe a newspaper that provides a treatment of the news that is simplistic or sensationalist, often with a focus on personalities and gossip, and much less detailed coverage of topics such as politics and economics than is offered by newspapers regarded as more serious. Tabloids usually include more celebrity news than political. The tabloid physical format, however, is not limited to such newspapers. In the United Kingdom, for example, it is used by nearly all local newspapers. In the United States, it is commonly the format employed by alternative newspapers. As the term tabloid has become synonymous with down-market newspapers in some areas, some small-format papers which claim a higher standard of journalism refer to themselves as compact newspapers instead. A tabloid is an industry term which refers to a smaller newspaper format per spread; to a weekly or semi-weekly alternative newspaper that focuses on local-interest stories and entertainment, often distributed free of charge (often in a smaller, tabloid-sized newspaper format); or to a newspaper that tends to emphasize sensational crime stories, gossip columns repeating
In September 2003, schoolteacher Paul Ellis was jailed for manslaughter after the death of a ten-year-old boy on a school trip. The types of newspaper, which the articles I will be analysing are in, will be the "Daily Express" and the "Sunday Times".
Karen foreman GCSE English Media Assignment In September 2003, schoolteacher Paul Ellis was jailed for manslaughter after the death of a ten-year-old boy on a school trip. The types of newspaper, which the articles I will be analysing are in, will be the "Daily Express" and the "Sunday Times". One is a tabloid and one is broadsheet but both contain the same story printed in them. In the "Daily Express" the Journalist's viewpoint and line of argument emerges as the teacher being careless and irresponsible. The writer then suggests that the boy followed his teacher's lead. The following point he makes is of the boy's horrific death. We then see that the teacher wanted to avoid the trip being wasted because of weather. Next letting us see as a result that the teacher made an unwise judgement and ignored the level of danger. Later we are told of the Paul Ellis's helplessness in saving Max whilst being forced to give up because of extreme conditions and exhaustion. Next we are told in great detail how Mrs Palmer tried to save her son but was too weak. The writer then tells us how terrified Max was. Nearing the end of the points we are told of another student saving the mother when her strength faded. Then we read of Paul Ellis's devastated reaction when hearing news of death. Then we see the blame shifted this time so we see the school being partly to blame. And then last
Analysis of Leeds Castle Leaflet I am going to analyse the Leeds Castle leaflet for its effectiveness as an advertisement. In particular I will study the layout, language and graphics. The front cover tells readers a lot about the target audience, with pictures of a child and other attractions. The logo is a black swan, because the castle is famous for that. Also the heading is in black which represents the black swan. The black swans are very rare, that's why they want people to come. The leaflet has a magenta border which represents richness and royalty. Henry VII once resided in the castle and that colour is trying to show that. The writing at the bottom is also is that colour. The key is used to show that it is a ticket that will get you into the castle. At the very bottom of the front cover there is a website for the reader to get information or maybe book tickets online. The pictures on the front cover show that this castle could be visited by people of all ages. There is one big picture of the castle and three mini pictures showing some of the attractions. One of these has a child on it and that would be aimed at parents to bring their family. One of the other mini pictures has a night event, with fireworks, and this would be aimed at all sorts of people. On the inside section there is information about the castle. This information is shown in paragraphs with a one
Magazine Front Cover Evaluation For this piece of coursework my aims were to produce a front cover for a magazine from a specific genre of my choice. Some of the intentions of this piece were to break some of the current conventions of the particular genre of magazine. To identify these conventions I have researched a range of similar magazines such as, 'Q' and 'Kerrang'. These magazines have broadened my knowledge of this chosen genre. These magazines have helped me to create my cover by their demographics, these include, (age, gender, social class and representation). All of these factors have influenced the style of the cover and its linguistic and graphic codes. This allowed me to create a cover that would appeal to my target audience. To ensure that this cover would appeal to my target audience I devised a questionnaire. This questionnaire was then distributed and completed. These were then used to identify certain functions and conventions of my chosen genre. These questionnaires also gave me an insight into what my target audience wanted from a music magazine. I believe the questionnaire along with my research considerably affected the way in which the cover was constructed. Upon analysing my questionnaire results I discovered that there was a gap market for a Rolling Stones magazine. This created a niche market for my magazine. Magazines such as 'Q' and 'Kerrang'
Production Report Original Brief I have been asked to produce a magazine aimed at teenagers for the audience of male readers aged 13-19 year old. As I am working individually I would need to produce the front cover and at least one double page spread article from the magazine. Also I would need to have a minimum of three original images. Research into similar media texts The magazines that I have studies are: * Shoot Magazine * Auto Express Magazine * World Soccer Magazine * Zoo Magazine * Sky Magazine From these magazines I have found out that they share a similar layout and style to their front covers. I have found out that most of the magazines share the same positioning of their heading. It is mainly in the top of the magazines and mostly in the centre. Most magazines tend to have the price of the magazine on the top and others would have it at the bottom. Majority of the women magazine would have pictures of women on the front cover. The layouts of the 'shoot' and 'auto express' magazines were similar, as there was one main picture in the middle of the page, with a few smaller pictures around the front cover. Each of which has the heading of the magazines and also the price of the magazines at the top of the page. In the 'shoot magazine' a football was used instead of an "O" as the magazines is to do with football. Also in the magazine the colour red is
ANALYSIS OF MEDIA WRITING The two advertisements from 'The Sunday Times' are promoting new energy sources from the same company, Shell. The theme running through this campaign is aiming to display to the public how environmentally friendly Shell has become. They use local people from where the energy source is being harvested, in an attempt to create a feeling of commitment to that area. The adverts are not trying to sell a product directly, but through making us more aware of their commitment they are influencing us by giving us a positive choice to buy fuels, oil and other products made by Shell. They tell us that any profits made would then be reinvested into finding new energy sources, therefore implying, if we do not buy Shell products we will contributing to the earth's downfall, acquiring a guilty conscience. The adverts are aimed at all who use fuel, particularly motor vehicle drivers, homeowners and those who are environmentally conscious. In the 'wind farm' advert, there is a symmetrical photograph with an expanse of blue sea and sky, this gives a natural feel and is aesthetically pleasing. Below the blue, is a sandy coloured background to the text, which could have been used to represent the beach. Central to the picture there is a 'symbolic' fisherman dressed in a striking yellow outdoor suit holding freshly caught lobsters and he is casting a calming reflection
Newspapers The first acknowledged newspaper came into existence in 1665 and was called the 'Oxford Gazette'. During the development stages, newspapers were split into two separate camps. Firstly there are the tabloids. The tabloids have a long and interesting history behind them. Lord Northcliffe; then owner of the Daily Mirror, launched the Daily Mirror in November 1903 and were aimed specifically for the female audience. In 1904 it was re-launched at The Daily Illustrated Mirror as a 'picture paper' for men and women. It used mostly photos and climbed to a circulation of over a million in 1914. When asked 'what's the secret of your success', Lord Northcliffe said 'I give my readers a daily hate'. That very same year Lord Northcliffe sold The Daily Mirror to his brother; Lord Rothermere. The Mirror was conservative in its social outlook. Lord Rothermere was a maverick right winger and supported Hitler, Mussolini and Oswald Mosely. With Rothermeres fascist stance the circulation dropped almost instantly. After Rothermere relinquished control in 1931, circulation dropped to an all time low of 800,000 by 1935. 1935 also saw Harry Bartholomew take over as editor and set about making it into Britain's first tabloid, using heavy black type, sledge hammer headlines, strip cartoons and human interest stories. After the Great Depression the working class, especially the young,
Analysis of Newspaper Reports For this story, the Daily Telegraph uses the headline "Girl frozen alive on her own doorstep," this is just stating the facts. This is common in broadsheets; they do not tend to sensationalise stories like tabloids do, just state the facts. The Daily mail uses the headline "The Ice Girl who came back from the dead." This uses intertextuality. 'The ice girl' has been altered from 'the ice maiden,' a well-known phrase. The rest of the headline is taken from the title of a well-known book "The Spy Who Came In From The Cold." This gives the story an interesting title and makes you wonder what it is actually a story relating to. The Sun, a well-known tabloid, uses the extremely relaxed and informal headline "Ice-Block Kid." This is in the usual relaxed style of The Sun as it has a more relaxed and informal relationship with the readers. It then has a subheading going into a bit more detail than the headline; this is to make potential readers be interested in the story as they actually know what it is about. It also tells you that it is a human-interest story, which interest most people and will then lure you (the readers) in. The very formal way that the Daily Telegraph's report is written suggests a very formal relationship with the reader. It is much more informative than the other two, rather than sensationalising the story the facts are just