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    Comparison of a tabloid and broadsheet article - Broadsheet and tabloid newspapers employ different techniques to appeal to their readership.

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    A typical broadsheet article, on the other hand, is completely the opposite, as it can tackle more serious topics about current world affairs. The headlines usually set out their arguments formally and in a balanced viewpoint, although this is not always the case. The sub-headings have plenty of detail to keep the reader interested, although its sophisticated vocabulary may make it difficult for teenagers to read and understand. All broadsheet articles are more formal than tabloid articles. This makes them suitable for a mature and educated audience who are interested in current affairs and are looking for a more challenging read.

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    English Coursework Text Transformation Commentary

    Neither the bride nor the groom experience joy during the occasion because of Maude Clare's patent presence. Her presence sullies the marriage between Nell and him, adding conflict to the wedding. Rosseti contrasts Maude Clare and the bride throughout the poem. I transformed the poem by writing it as a story as though I am the reporter interviewing the guests at the wedding. I modernised the story by making Nell and Tom ordinary people. In the article, I have used the language that ordinary people would use.

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  3. Explore some of the ways in which new technologies have had an impact on a media industry you have studied. Make detailed reference to your case study.

    This means that photographers now have to compete with each other to get the best shot which can sometimes be an invasion of privacy. Having photos of celebrities on tap with weekly magazines and now the internet has led to other problems too. Some people have argued that the image presented by some celebrities is not a good influence on young people and may make young girls want to change the way they look to try and fit with what the magazines say looks good.

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  4. In the light of the Leveson Inquiry is regulation of the (British) Press working? Should there be some form of statutory regulation of the press

    crime, the use of clandestine devices and subterfuge, the protection of victims of s****l assault, discrimination, financial journalism, the protection of confidential sources, payment for information relating to criminal trials and payments to criminals. Most of the restrictions listed above do not apply if it is in the public interest, the politicians' expenses scandal, the Guardian paid for a stolen disk which contained the information on the politicians' expenses. The media justified this criminal act by proudly addressing the fact it was in the public interest, that this scandal should be exposed, since it was their tax money these MP's were miss-spending.

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    The closure of the News of the World was brought about by the explosion of the phone-hacking scandal when it was revealed that it had hacked the mobile phone of MillyDowler

    Parents of young murder victims Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman became targets of hacking as well. Other potential phone-hacking cases linked to the tabloid were victims of London's bombings, families of soldiers killed in war and even Michael Mansfield QC, inquest lawyer of Princess Diana. Mobile phones of celebrities and politicians had been hacked also went way back. Example of which was the case of actress Sienna Miller where the paper paid �100,000 ($160,000) after admitting liability for the damages brought to the actress.

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  6. As Media Report. My task was to produce two magazine front covers, and one double page spread linked to one of my front covers. To do this I firstly had to research what my target audience wanted,

    When concluding all of my results I discovered that the people who would be more interested in the magazine were people aged 31-40+ who wanted to be told how to get the most out of there holiday and who were willing to pay a price of �3.00 or more. This helped me make the decision that my target audience for my travel magazine was going to be middle class/upper class who were more interested in luxury holidays in destinations all over the world.

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  7. Narcissism Essay. The societal norms of the ideal life and person have been redefined over the years, leading to Americans abandon[ing] the vision of themselves as part of an interconnected social system and instead turn[ing] to the narcissistic p

    Twenge (author of over 40 research findings on Narcissism and Professor of Psychology at San Diego University) has found that "over the last few decades, narcissism has risen as much as obesity" (Twenge, 31). And don't get me wrong, it isn't as if we "raised [our]selves, [we] got these [...] values from somewhere, often from [our] 40865 2 'parental units' or media messages created by older people" (Twenge, 34) such as celebrities. Though we do have power over our own every day actions, such as choosing between pepperoni and cheese or going to party A or party B, all of our decisions, thoughts, and actions are influenced - perhaps even defined, by the society we grew up in and our immediate role models.

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  8. Analyse the ideology of a popular magazine, through a study of selected articles and images The magazine I have chosen to analyse is who and the article and photos that are used are taken from the November 15, 2010 issue.

    In the section titled 'Who Scene' Reporter Louise Talbot writes an article called 'And They're Off! - Celebrities bet on fun as Melbourne hosts two little race days' detailing fashion and antics of "local A-listers" at Flemington on Derby Day and Melbourne Cup Day. The written part of the article is quite short, listing the most important celebrities that were spotted in the birdcage in Melbourne, often listing who they were coupled with or the odd fashion disaster. The bigger part of the article is the visual part of the article with four A4 pages covered with pictures of celebrities, their partners and their fashion.

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  9. Analysis of the cover of a "Max Poweer" car magazine.

    The pictures has been taken as it was drive this is show by the cars wheel as it is blurred and the dark golden background adds a sense of danger and power. The name magazine "MAX POWER" in white at the top of the cover page stands out. The image of a blue pick-up located at the top right corner of the cover page tends to be less important story in this issue of MAX POWER.

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  10. Media production report. The brief was to produce a new teenage magazine with the target audiences of either or both male or female within the target range of 13 to 19 years old.

    The researches into similar text help me to decide some important aspects of the magazine. I carried out a questionnaire and interviews. the questionnaire was give to both males and females. I found that there was a demand for teenage car magazine in the market but my founding's showed that females didn't have much of interest in cars. The males where asked if they would or won't buy the magazine the majority said they would if the magazines contented more of their interests of s*x and cars.

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  11. Text Analysis car magazine - analysing the front cover of "Evo" magazine.

    The front of the wheel on both cars is turned to lift so that the audience can get full view of the alloy wheel as it's vary important feature regarding cars look. The big bold golden name of the magazine "evo" at top lift corner of the magazine stands out agents the gray background. At the life cover page in front of the Aston is the barcode with the price and the issue date of the magazine which is a vary important aspect of a professional magazine.

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  12. Media report on magazine

    Images also help with the audience. For example, people who are really into their football, most probably there will be an image of a football indicating what the magazine could be about and this is an example of connotation. A lot of this has linked in with representation such as use of colours, images and genders. Other aspects include of are religions and young people being represented unfairly. Firstly the use of colours can represent genders such as pink for females as this is more of a feminine colour and blue for males as this is more masculine.

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  13. How newspapers have changed with time? Impact of television and Internet, target audiences and presentational devices.

    Most traditional papers also featured an editorial page containing editorials written by an editor and columns that express the personal opinions of writers. Another way they have changed is that they have included more stories which appeal to their target audience, meaning that they will include more pictures and stories depending on what the audience want for example: the sun tends to have lots of people with the socio economic of E-C which can connote that for most male adults and young male teenagers, they are mostly interested in page 3 models and sport.

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  14. Magazine Audiences and Advertising. Particularly in womens lifestyle magazines, and More! in particular as a magazine that focuses on fashion and beauty, editorial content is often product-based, such as articles explaining how to get a particular look

    For example, an article on hair care may be followed by adverts for hair care products. However, the magazines are not aimed entirely at advertisers, as the content and features have to appeal to the readers in order to attract them into buying the magazine. Therefore, they are required to produce content that will appeal to their target demographic and reflect the interest of their readers, such as celebrity gossip. For example, the magazine may have quasi interactive features wherein readers can write in with their comments about the magazine or celebrities featured in it etc.

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  15. Media Production Evaluation

    media; e-media has a vastly growing popularity with younger audience as an increase in technology now allows them to watch episodes online and not adhere to TV schedules. I have used this aspect within my website as this would appeal to my target audience as they will have the freedom to access information and episodes online in their free time, as my target audience may have many pressures in their life, such as school and socialising, which may make it difficult to watch the products at its scheduled time.

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  16. Publishers - books, magazines and newspapers. Analysis of the covers of different publications.

    Pearson's textbook programs are printed under the worlds leading imprints including: * Addison-Wesley * Allyn and Bacon * Benjamin Cummings All popular academic subjects have textbooks published by Pearson's such as: * Business * Economics * Law * Science The following front cover is from a history textbook which can be purchased from the Pearson's website. * Based on the fact that the main cover image is an illustration, I think this book is aimed at a young audience. * A bright image and background have been chosen which will catch a young reader's eye as young children are more likely to pick a book based on its appearance.

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  17. Magazine Show Assessment

    The broadcast of the show started on 4th September of 2004 and is still running nowadays with a no. of 6 series, the show runs for 60-120 mins and is located at the Fountain Studios. The show is aimed at an audience between the age of 18-34 and to music fans who are open to letting someone undiscovered have a chance, Its usually for the people who stay in doors on a Saturday night watching television. But when they release the winner that's obviously aimed at the whole industry of music.

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  18. The medium is the message. Marshall McLuhan has a very unique and interesting view of American society. It is not a view that I am very fond of though. He makes America out to be media crazed and superficial.

    The media is a very profound art form that takes different forms of verbal and visual rhetoric to get a message across. He makes the media seem really simplistic. If America were as shallow as he portrayed it to be then the media would not be so successful especially in America. He states "invention is the mother of necessities". He is basically saying that society in general is only progressing in one direction and that is in the technological sense.

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  19. Media Production Log

    03/06/09 Research and find information and pictures in making a music magazine cover. - Computer (Internet) - Magazine - Library (Library is really good source of information to find good research about this task made in media. I found lots of information on the magazine covers, which is in internet. The magazine and the library - means also my resources to help me to create my own magazine cover. In these sources I found some ideas on creating my own music magazine cover.

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  20. Analysis of Best Sellers

    However, it more than likely ranks highly because of its appeal across demographics. For example, this book could appeal to fans of previous books, fans of historical fiction and those interested in history in general. I would assume however, that the book would be more aimed at escapism and entertainment than education and informing. But considering the nature of this genre, I think it is also safe to say that the work would be historically accurate in all aspects, and could be educational that way.

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  21. Textual Analysis and Comparison

    The marketing devices used are very different compared to The Sun which uses s*x where as The Times has expectations of factual writing and is priced at �0.70 during the week which rises to �1.40 for the weekends making it less affordable. The expectations of the audience of The Times differ in that they expect a factual story with little bias and will have a greater awareness of the issues raised in the paper (Branston et al, 2006). The biggest difference between the sun and the guardian is its news values and its stories.

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  22. How do the writers of FHM use language to create a representation of men. The FHM magazine is aimed at men so it portrays men in a positive way.

    'Men' is also a collective noun showing they are all together as one, and that they are very powerful. 'A firm handshake' also backs up this statement about men being represented as being powerful and the dominant ones in society. In the article there is a lack of pronouns and 'Men/ man' is also used in place of them referring to 'men' as a whole group making them stronger and more powerful so therefore representing them in a very positive way.

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  23. How do the elements in newspapers combine to give meaning to the reader? I chose to look at the Metros November 6, 2007 newspaper, to explore the way elements in newspapers combine to give meanings to the reader.

    The newspaper is in full print colour. This also attracts the readers' attention into picking up the newspaper. In the top right corner of the newspaper it advertises a competition where the readers can "WIN Tickets to Europe's coolest ski event" you can see the "WIN" is in capital font. The newspaper uses the word 'Coolest' which means it has double meaning to that as well the event is going to be the finest it also says it is going to be the coldest. It makes the audience desire for the trip. The headline for today's paper is "Emissions head for record high".

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  24. How the ownership of newspapers affect the news we read and the views we have?

    1958: He brought his first TV Station 1960: He brought his first Record station 1962: He brought his second TV Station 1972: He was elected as the first politician 1979: He brought his first airline 1981: He brought his first publishing house 1983: Brought his first Cable Channel Rupert Murdoch owns ? 9 satellite television networks ? 176 newspapers ?

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Conclusion analysis

Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.

  1. Do they use key words from the title or question?
  2. Do they answer the question directly?
  3. Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
  • Analyse the front pages of two daily national newspapers printed on the same day and suggest why they are different.

    "In conclusion to this essay I think that over all, the tabloids and the broadsheet have major differences, such as the size or amount of text written and the amount of pictures used. However, the language is very different as the broadsheet uses longer, more complex words than the tabloid that uses shorter, simpler words. This is because of the type of people that read them, as the people that read broadsheets are generally more intellectual, whereas the people that read tabloids are more of a younger and uneducated audience. The tabloids have a large content of celebrities and gossip, which is very different to broadsheets. Broadsheets have international and national news and not as much written about celebrities and gossip. The broadsheet also tells the truth and gives both opinions of the story, unlike the tabloid which is exaggerated to make it more exciting and only gives the opinion of the story they want you to see. Therefore the tabloid is a lot more biased than the broadsheet."

  • Compare and contrast the two NHS anti-smoking advertisements commenting on the methods they use to persuade their audiences to quit smoking

    "I think both adverts are equally effective because it appeals to the vanity of teenage girls. Teenage girls are very concerned about how they look and read lots of fashion magazine in order to feel that they fit in with their peers. 'Trudi and Kia' uses real life people in a real life situation, but 'Look Like Me' uses a model and fakes the effects of smoking. Which, in my opinion, makes Trudi and Kia' that bit more convincing. Also, Trudi and Kia' deals with the health related issues, whereas 'Look Like Me' appears to be much more shallow and focus solely on the physical effects of smoking."

  • Compare the ways in which the writers have made their presentations of the problem of sweatshop labour effective

    "In conclusion, I think that these articles are very different. The article by Sarah Strickland is more of a report and is very poetic in its use of language, particularly imagery. Helen Storey's article is very informative and also makes it clear that the situation really is as she writes because she actually says that she has visited the places she describes. However, they both share a common theme, sweatshop labour."

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