Friday, March 22, 2019

Television and Newspaper Coverage of 9/11 :: Papers

Television and Newspaper Coverage of 9/11 This case study will be analysing television parole insurance reportage for 11/9/01 and 11/9/02 and newspaper coverage for the same dates. I will start by analysing the newspaper coverage for 11/9/01 and 11/9/02. I looked at cinque newspapers from 11/9/01, three of which were tabloids, and two of which were broadsheet newspapers. I spy that each newspaper used visual imperatives overtly throughout. The photographs were powerful, mostly of the reduplicate towers before and after they had been hit, with smoke and fire all around, people spring out of the towers, and all the debris. The photographs on the front covers were very colourful and modify the whole page, flush on the broadsheets, which is not the usual format. Some even used photographs on the back cover, which is usually meant for sport. Use of the two-baggers were very effective, as they were dramatic photographs showing the realisation of what h ad happened. The Mirror did not use an image of the towers on the front cover, which was unusual. Instead, it used a small image of the chair of the USA, and the word war dominating the rest of the page. This was very effective as all the other newspapers looked the same, and this one stood out from them all, yet still had an push from the word war. Images throughout the newspapers were very emotionally dramatic and eye-catching. The headlines were brief, pall and got straight to the point. They did this by using striking words such as apocalypse, nightmare, and war. By using these headlines they expressed to the readers the seriousness of what had happened. There were withal supplements that came with the newspapers which were in the first place photographs and images, with very little text. Similarly newspaper coverage of 11/9/02, a year on from the event, used the same images, but also used images from after the attack. This was effective as it brought back memories and emotions from the year before. solid headlines were used again, but this time they were

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