Newspapers are also a large method. There are many different ways for citizens to keep up with political news. Sometimes the opinion of specific anchors or channels can influence thousands to hold certain views or it can deter people from other views depending on what news source you get most of your information from. Public opinion is what all of politics hinges on, especially in America. Here the public is what elects you into office so if you don’t please the public, chances are you will have a short career in politics.
They also want to find out if parties’ policies will be onside with their opinions. Some just want to know what is going on with parliamentary discussions, and this is a good idea because why would they not want to know how the country will be shaped. Newspaper readership though is not always accurate information due to it often having biased opinions and views within it. A particular party supports each newspaper and that newspaper wants their party to win. So, one thing newspaper editors do is twist words of people to make certain statements worse than they are this is also done to increase readers.
There is a vast amount of information that can be deemed as less important, yet still a great interest to members of the public, such as celebrity coverage (Morrison & Svennevig, 2012). Over the years, the media industry have become aware of the fact that audiences look for more than what is defined as public interest, so journalists are crossing boundaries to maximise their audiences (Morrison & Svennevig, 2012). In most cases, journalists have claimed 'public interest' in defence of actions tha... ... middle of paper ... ...rge a journalist with an offence that is linked to revealing an important story for public interest ("Journalists can break the law", 2013). Evidently, the general public believe that the information shared by the media is very important as it promotes well being and identifies wrong doing. In some ways, the media possesses a guardian role as it keeps people in the know.
A Comparison of Two Newspapers ‘Media’ helps us to know more about what’s happening around us. There are many types of media; newspapers are one among them. Newspapers can be classified into two types: tabloids and broadsheets. Tabloids are known as “the popular press”. They are often biased and contain gossips about personalities and are less serious.
The news is a very competitive business, and because of this what gets reported is not necessarily what the story is. Since there are different journalists reporting on the same events, each newspaper and newscast has its own way and style of reporting. They also have different gate keeping processes that make them unique. They may do anything to get the story, no matter whose lives they destroy. Criticizing the news has become increasingly popular recently due to the fact that the media has shifted from a positive to a negative view in the public's eyes.
It contains impact news features an... ... middle of paper ... ...wn points of view because none of her colleagues agree with her. In conclusion to my essay I have found that the times is targeting an audience of higher stature, the upper-class public by using more sophisticated colours on their front pages and photos that get straight to the point. The Daily Mail is targeting both the upper-class and the middle-class public. The Daily Mail uses bright, bold colours to attract the publics attention. They also use bold headlines which suggest other things to what the story is actually about.
Americans focus on what the media frequently shows us rather than the little heard of issues of greater importance. A large nu... ... middle of paper ... ...what they are running for. However, the media has many bad influences on politics ranging from, ads that promote uninformed voting, all the way to only informing the public about what they believe to be important. I do believe that the media does exercise too much power in America. They should not be allowed to present biased news to the public and should let the people make up their own minds on what they want to believe.
There was much more detail in the Guardian while The Sun had a lot of irrelevant text. The Guardian was well constructed and the photos were better although I think that The Sun's heading was much better because it told you a lot about the article and the photo of the weapons made the story even more gruesome. Tabloid readers just want to know the story flat out and that's it, while broadsheet readers want to know about the story from every angle. Overall a broadsheet reader will have a better understanding of the story than a tabloid reader although a tabloid reader will get better photographs and more gossip about the story because tabloids like gossiping while broadsheets are dead serious.
Newspaper, being one of the earliest mass media communication platforms, might be decreasing in popularity among the public. But even so, it keeps surviving by refining and improving itself in order to keep up with all the other medias. The current newspaper that we hold and read today has come a long way in developing itself. There is time when newspapers don’t make news like the way they do today, and there is also time when newspapers that are overly stuffed with too many advertisements don’t exist. In the past, newspaper used to be a paper full of articles, published with the aim to correct false rumors that go around between society; but then it started to realize its own ability to gather news and later on, make one (McLuhan, 2008).
Sometimes the story itself seems to unreal to be true however people still buy the magazine. Most of the time just for entertainment. The people want an inside glimpse into a star's life and this is one of the closest ways to find out. Maybe with my research I'll be able to find out whether or not the tabloids are real or just plain fake. Need for Study I feel that my need to study this topic is because everyone seems to assume that all of tabloids are false.