A Comparison of Three Newspapers' Articles on the Same Topic

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A Comparison of Three Newspapers' Articles on the Same Topic

In my essay, I shall compare the way in which three news publications, The Mirror, an example of the popular press, The Times, an example of the quality press and Newsweek, an American publication reported the same incident. Using these three reports, I shall compare the variations and similarities in the amount of factual information given, the interviews used, the language employed and finally, the layout and presentation of the various articles.

On the 3rd of February 1998, a U.S. military jet sliced the wire of a cable car in the Italian ski resort in the Dolomites in Cavalese. This resulted in the untimely death of 20 tourists
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The tone is much more factual and is not as colloquial as popular press. The sentences are usually quite complex; hence the paragraphs are quite lengthy. The graphics are usually informative rather than biased or seeking attention. Moreover, in The Times, the sound effects would usually be limited to puns. Foreign publications, such as Newsweek, generally contain features of both popular press and quality press.

The Mirror contained quite a lot of factual information. The article informed the readership that "20 skiers" "plunged 300ft to their deaths" after a low-flying American "warplane" "sliced through the wire of their cable car." Similarly, The Times and Newsweek also provided this information. The article in The Times stated "Twenty people fell three hundred feet to their death" when an "American military aircraft" "sliced the steel wire supporting a cable car carrying skiers." Like the other two articles, the article in Newsweek established that a "U.S. fighter jet" had "clipped two cable cars" and sent a "gondola full of skiers tumbling to the ground." All three articles also confirmed that there were "twenty" victims. The Mirror and Newsweek gave more detail about this aspect. The Mirror stated that the victims were "nine women, 10 men and one child." Newsweek also stated that the "tourists" originated from "seven European countries."

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