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  1. Analysing Adverts Concerning Teenagers

    Celebrities and models give off an inaccessible image of self-assuredness, beauty and having perfect lives, unfairly giving the average reader an unobtainable icon to aim to make themselves duplicates of. Readers are attracted to a ludicrous parody of perfection, and are even encouraged to model themselves upon. School, careers and politics are only spoken of with scorn, or misguided efforts to make them seem acceptable, but mostly are seen as taboo subjects, ridiculed and forgotten, when these are really very important issues on today's world, and this omission only adds to the fa´┐Żade of a faultless world.

    • Word count: 836
  2. Compare and contrast the treatment of the story of the "Lost Lambeth Girl."

    The subheading highlights the possibly of "abduction" both headings cover nearly half the page. The other item of the front page is a couple kissing (unrelated to the headline and out of place even tasteless!) and a plug for a story of the Dando trial with a small photo of Jill Dando. There is also some script about the disappearance written by the Mail's chief reporter. The Daily Mail printed words like "fears were growing last night ... has been abducted," it than uses her nickname "Bunmi".

    • Word count: 758
  3. Compare and contrast the two articles, focusing on the presentational devices and the language. Are the articles a true representation of modern, ‘urban’ life?

    They both use facts, opinions and persuasive and emotive language to get the reporters point across. My task is to compare the two articles and then contrast the two texts, writing about how the authors make use of: * Presentational Devices * Stylistic Devices * Language In addition to this, I will give my opinion of the articles, whether or not I agree with what the reporters are saying. Both the articles use facts and opinions. However, article one is based more around fact than opinion, for example, the reporter, Burhan Wazir, introduces the first article by describing the atmosphere outside a Sheffield nightclub, and then says that "scores of teenage mothers pushed prams along the leafy streets" as if every other teenager was a teenage mother.

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  4. Comparison of Newspapers - Coverage of the Match between England and Holland

    The Mirror then goes on to mention one particular arrested hooligan, Gary, who the Guardian does not mention. Having a figure that the article concentrates on, and giving a brief description of him makes the reader relate more to the events and makes it more personal to them. Guardian readers may not want to know about individual cases, as they think more on a wider scale, and think about the overall effect of the events. The Guardian is the only one of the two that tells us of that a man was shot in the leg, this is surprising, as usually broad sheets do not go onto a personal level about world events for the reason above.

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  5. The differing techniques used by magazines to attract the desired target audience.

    Layout Magazine front covers are used for presentation and advertisement. The look of the front cover has to relate to the contents of the magazine. The editors need to make the magazine appeal to the target audience. The magazine also needs to stand out from the shelf and attract attention from prospective buyers. The magazine name is very important and is usually situated at the top of the magazine front cover. The name is also usually emboldened so that the reader can clearly see and read the name. In Company, the title is in Sans serif and is also a different colour to the background of the magazine.

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  6. Compare the Three Newspaper Articles On Aids Commenting On Their Effectiveness As Sources of Information and the Effects of Style and Content On the Reader.

    The quote tells the reader a little about the extent of the problem. Both of these devices mention things that would be very interesting to the reader and would make them curious to find out more and then read the article. The language in this article is very straight to the point, no nonsense facts, which are all used to make the style very clear and formal. They use very dramatic and hard hitting facts though that are designed to shock the reader a little bit. Things such as "Thailand accounts for 800,000 to a million of Asia's 3 million HIV carriers."

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  7. Compare the ways the two editorials have used language devices and structural features to persuade the reader of their point of view

    a different approach by having a large centred text box with large white underlined font saying "all the world must unite to defeat these evil cowards" this shows a plan of action straight from the mark" where as the 'Times' seems to set the scene firstly and is quite laid back but firm but the 'Sun' jumps straight into the mark suggesting attack. Below this is an emotive picture of New York workers fleeing the devastation. This is very emotive and used to give people a better insight and to show how serious the situation is I find this Heading and subheading when linked are quite effective and would easily grab the attention of the reader.

    • Word count: 751
  8. SUGA Analysis

    Relax we've got the manoeuvres that make boy bagging a cinch'. A rhetorical question has been used to draw the reader in this is a persuasive feature that really makes the reader think and they would want to read on. There is also a sub-heading underneath the title, which says, 'make him yours in 9 crafty steps', again this would attract the reader, the personal pronoun creates a personal feel for the reader. This also makes us girls seem a bit desperate and manipulative.

    • Word count: 955
  9. Comparing coverage in two different Newspapers

    "... engulfing tourists in temperatures of up to 1,000 degrees Centigrade." The Observer had some emotive language but seemed to keep the facts separate "...which reached temperatures of more than 1,000 C" The only discrepancy between the two articles was over the initial cause of the fire. The Sunday Express interviewed a cable car technical expert Klaus Einsenkolb. "He said... that either a short circuit in the batteries or the possibility that someone had started it with a naked flame was more likely," This was their only reference to the cause of the fire.

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  10. Comparison of Louise Woodward Coverage

    The picture of Louise Woodward is much different to the picture of Mrs Eappen because it is much darker and less attractive it looks as if Louise is scared and alone and the caption underneath the picture says 'accused' which is the complete opposite of the caption underneath the picture of Mrs Eappen as it is much more harsh and cold, it doesn't let you think about what she must be feeling just that she is accused of murder. Instead of calling her by her first name the caption just says 'Woodward' which is much more formal and distances you from her.

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  11. How do editors of tabloids and broadsheet newspapers use content, language, layout and images to attract and reflect their target readership?

    It creates an image of what the readers are attracted to. 'The Guardian' is a broadsheet. It is a slightly left-wing newspaper generally supporting the Government and Labour Party. According to stereotypes, people with professional jobs mainly read this paper. Statistics show that about twenty per cent of people aged 20-45 read 'The Guardian'. 'The Daily Mail' is one of two newspapers called the middle market dailies. It is a tabloid paper, but has a balance of news and feature articles. Stereotypes of the readers of 'The Daily Mail' suggest that this paper is read mostly by less professional people.

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  12. Comparison of Newspaper Articles

    Finance and sport). Some papers have special versions available on weekends. Most newspapers are sold daily. There are two main types of newspapers in Britain these are tabloids and broadsheets. These both have very different target audiences, different circulation figures and they both target different social economic groups. Tabloids target mainly people who prefer to read more entertaining stories and don't have a lot of time. They are for people who do not like to read about too many facts and people that have to travel by train and cannot read a broadsheet very easily.

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  13. The events on September 11th have dominated the media. Compare the different ways these events have been presented by television news, British national newspapers and Time magazine.

    The subtitle is linked with the photograph of the catastrophe. The photo is of two firemen on an extension tower spraying water at the rubble.. The spray of the water outlines the silhouette of the firemen trying desperately to 'find survivors among the rubble.' A light background helps emphasize the firemen working. The whole of this page is in black and white; this is because the whole page has a much sadder feel than, for example, the previous page which was in colour.

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  14. Comparing Two Newspaper Articles

    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 2002. The Layout is important as this catches the readers' attention before reading an article. It is aimed at a certain audience, which is based on the gender and age of the reader.

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  15. I will be exploring how effective the regulation of newspapers is in Britain, specifically of The Sun, The Guardian and The News.

    The P.C.C has administered the Code of Practice made up of 16 clauses that cover issues such as harassment, privacy, discrimination, misrepresentation etc. However, as it is a voluntary and non-statutory body, its codes of regulation have been repeatedly broken, as there is no formal punishment for such wrongdoings. In this right, the P.C.C has been widely refuted and called incapable and ??well-meaning but a joke??, as described by members of the House of Commons. If some of its rules are broken, the P.C.C will file complaints to the guilty party, however most of the time apologies are never made and if they do take place they come in a brief paragraph with small font that most people miss.

    • Word count: 1019
  16. Media Report Comparing Film and Top Gear Magazine.

    ?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 featured film is the second largest piece of text. ?Anchorage Text is used, which the text which overlaps the main image to explain what the story is about.. ?Information that could determine that the audience will buy this magazine is featured. Free posters (top). ?4 different fonts. They vary in size, colour, bold/italic, capitalised, san serif and serif.

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  17. Journalism Language - Analysis of a newspaper article about war crimes in Syria.

    The headline could then be clicked on which is a link to the full story. This article has about 577 words and is written on one page but demarcated by a few related articles. On top, at the beginning of the article just below the headline there is a photograph that shows about 10 armed men in camouflaged attires either worn fully or with a pair of jeans or tracksuits and a few of them are trying to protect their identity by wearing black scarves around their nose and mouth while the rest reveal their identity.

    • Word count: 1971
  18. A brief introduction of English journalism

    At first, to a degree, journalism was used by politic. In 19th centuryï¼Joseph Pulitzer, Edward Wyllis Scripps and William Randolph Hearst established newspaper which appeared to the growing populations of the big cities . At the same time, magazines turned up in the need of time in due course. As an outgrowth of social development, radio stations started to report current events in the 1920s.It went without saying that the contents of these mass media became richer and more colorful. There are usually five basic elements in news: who, what, why, when and where, which draw the public’s attentions most and on which the reporters base to write news.

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  19. Encoding & Decoding Cosmopolitan Magazine

    Their perfect thin bodies, their exaggerated assets, and their flawless skin all affects a kids development. Batman and G.I. Joe are examples of what little boys grow up with. These characters and many others, portray "the image" of what the boy must grow up to be. They are strong, attractive,muscular and heroic characters which indirectly shapes what the kids perception of what their gender should represent. Both, girls and boys, grow up with these adjectives engraved deep within their minds, and when they become adults, these ideologies follow them and they do everything in their power in order to achieve them.

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  20. Womens representation in magazines - looking at Glamour and Cosmopolitan.

    questions and answers where the readers would send a letter to the editor and discuss their everyday and love problems.’[4] This is a clear reflection of the many aspects covered in women’s magazines today and can be seen as the foundation which many successful and prosperous magazines have built upon. It provided a print industry specifically aimed at women, ‘a paper room, of their very own.’ [5] Glamour is a women's magazine published by Condé Nast Publications. It was founded in 1939 in the United States, it was originally called Glamour of Hollywood, concentrating on stories of the stars.

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  21. Regulation of the Media.

    Not all laws are followed and not all gagging orders work. Privacy laws With the amount of lawsuits and court cased that involve their privacy being invaded has sky rocketed, we know this because of the amount of media content they publish. The Broadcasting Act 1981 created a Broadcasting complaints commission known as the BCC. They make sure that invasion of privacy isn?t happening and that content in the media is fair. It was then replaced in 1996 with the BSC Broadcasting standards commission.

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  22. Outline and assess the view that moral panics are created by the media

    This results in public anxiety, which is fuelled by influential commentators like bishops and politicians. Furthermore, this means that there is added pressures on the authorities to intervene and can lead, for example, to greater police involvement. However, Goode and Ben- Yehuda (1994) rejected Cohen?s view that a moral panic went through a series of stages. Instead they presented five elements present in a moral panic; Firstly, Concern- where there is a heightened public concern that the behaviour of a particular group is a threat to social order; Hostility- increased hostility towards a group by the media leads to member being seen as ?folk devils?; Consensus- influential people, known as ?moral entrepreneurs?, lead a campaign

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  23. In an era where magazines are failing, how does FHM maintain its audience?

    to do so in the present day, this suggest that FHM is in high demand and the audience are genuinely interesting in the magazine. Also FHM began to expand internationally and now sells magazines in 26 different countries. FHM was sold as part of the publishing company sale, from EMAP to German company, Bauer Media Group in February 2008, which is owned by the Bauer family. This magazine in the genre of is an lad?s magazines, they look so to sell their magazine to a target audience of men the age of 18-35, predominantly males belonging to A, B and

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  24. Ownership of Media Companies - Disney, the BBC and The Bath Chronicle

    Finally being a public company you dot have to ask lots of shareholders what they think. On the other hand the advantages could be that it provides more jobs. They have to provide a service for the whole country. Disney ventures Disney has many business venture?s and own many companies including 9 walt Disney picture companies for example Touchstone, 5 Disney music companies, Television channels, cable networks, ESPN, Disney interactive groups, holidays and theme parks. Disney are making so many things and spreading their wings into so many different business. With all these business?s it help?s Disney have a massive vertical integration.

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  25. Commentary on a Newspaper Article by Russel Brand.

    The article very much invites the readers to an open debate. In this next part, I am going to comment and analyze Russel Brand?s commentary, and I am going to comment on his writing style and his attitude to the subject. The article written by Brand?s, is as I have mentioned, a comment on the Riots of 2011 that took place last year in England. Brand points out that the riots says more about the society?s condition than any other thing and that the government should do something about the problem, instead of calling the actions egoistic material gains.

    • Word count: 1555

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