RoM – Newspapers

The three tasks we were working on in class today were as follows:

TASK 1:

Read through your group’s newspaper and mark stories / features / etc with the appropriate letter:

  • N for Needs
  • B for behaviour/attitudes
  • P for purpose

Refer to the boxes above to help you, and be prepared to justify your annotation. As a reminder, there can be more than one for each story, and you should drill down into the role (eg: Meeting needs? Which need… information, education and/or entertainment?)

TASK 2:

Take one story that you think is a perfect illustration for each role and see how it links to one (or more) of the more complex roles or purposes of the media outlined in the Spielberg Key Aspects book.

TASK 3:

Q: How does coverage of BREXIT from elsewhere differ from UK coverage?

As homework, use the internet to investigate how another European / EU country is reporting BREXIT. Ireland is an obvious starting point, but many European newspapers have English
language editions/versions (as opposed to Google translate!)

A good starting point is here:

http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/european-newspapers.htm

And a smart tactic would be to take a story in the news here (eg: BREXIT and the Irish border), and look at how a UK paper and another such as Ireland (The Irish Times) or Gibralter (Gibralter Chronicle) or any other…

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