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Journalism ProjectLearning Objectives to understand the differences between a tabloid andbroadsheet newspaper to understand the history of newspaper reporting in Britain .
to complete a scientific investigation into the language andpresentation of tabloids and broadsheets to collect and use data which you will analyse and evaluateeffectively Journalism.
In your books draw a spider diagram that includes everythingyou know about journalism What is it What different forms of journalism are there Journalism is the.
practice of investigationand reporting of events issues and trends to abroad audience Why study newspapers .
Newspapers are still going strong 300 years after thefirst one was produced 30 million are sold in Britain every day In a recent survey of 16 34 year olds it was discoveredthat newspapers were thought to be informative .
serious and influential more so than radio ortelevision 42 agreed that newspapers are an important part ofdaily life Newspapers.
There are hundreds of different newspapershitting the streets every day in the UKHow many can you name Mind map as many asyou can in the next two minutes Broadsheets.
Broadsheets newspapersprinted in a large format pages 37cm x 58cm Traditionally moreserious in content than.
tabloids The Times TheDaily Telegraph TheIndependent Tabloids newspapers withpages half as large as.
broadsheets usuallymore highly illustratedand traditionally lessserious The Sun TheMirror Daily Mail Daily.
What are the main features of a TABLOID The Sun The Mirror and The Daily Star are allcalled REDTOPSThis is because they have red MASTHEADSA masthead is the title of the newspaper which.
appears in the large type at the top of the frontN B The Sun was established in 1969 and isBritain s most popular newspaper What are the stories about They include international news and politics but.
generally include more gossip The stories are written simply and are quiteThey tend to have more pictures than othernewspapers The Sun has a reading age of 9 .
What are the main features of a broadsheet They have a much higher news content They usually cost more and have lower circulation figures thanthe Tabloids Why The Times is the oldest founded in 1788.
The Daily Telegraph sells the most and as a result charges highprices to its advertisers so why do they pay it The Independent is the newest founded in 1986 It generally hasmore colour photos than the others The Financial Times is the only national to be printed on pink.
paper It deals with mainly business and economic news although it does have other news including a sports section The Daily Mail and The Daily Express are alsoTabloids but are referred to as Middle MarketDailies .
Their readership is somewhere in between thetabloids and the broadsheets There is plenty of news and features for peoplebut less gossip they are considered to be a bitmore serious than the tabloids .
A Scientific InvestigationTitle Investigation into the differences between tabloidand broadsheet newspapers Introduction Background information on newspapers Why are they important What is the history of.
newspapers Why are there different styles ofnewspapers Prediction What do you expect to happen Think aboutword choices sentence types pictures type of stories picture text ratio etc .
N B Use what you have learnt so far this lesson to complete this part of theinvestigation report Deciding on the dataThe next step is to decide what data is needed and where it can be collectedData can be collected from a primary source or a secondary source .
Data from a primary source is data that you have collected yourself for From a survey or questionnaire of a sample of people From an experiment involving observation counting or measuring Data from a secondary source is data that you have collected from somewhereelse including the Internet reference books or newspapers .
Resources and materials What resources and materialswill you need to complete your investigation Make a list Variables What are the variables in yourinvestigation Independent what are you changing .
Controlled what are you keeping the same Dependent what are you measuring Method What are you going to do N B Use imperative language to write your method bossy verbs atthe start of your sentences like a recipe .
Designing a data collection sheetA data collection sheet can be used to record data that comes from counting observing or measuring It can also be used to record responses to specific questions For example to investigate a claim that the amount of TV watched has an.
impact on weight we can use the following age sex height cm weight kg hours of TV watched per week Using a tally chartWhen collecting data that involves counting something we often use a tally chart For example this tally chart can be used to record peoples favourite snacks .
favourite snack tally frequencyThe tally marks are recorded as responses are collected and the frequencies are then filled in Results What are your findings You can present these in atable graph pie chart etc .
Organising your DataOnce data has been collected it is often organised into a frequency table For example this frequency table shows the favourite take away meals of agroup of pupils Continuous data comes from measuring and can take any value.
within a given range Continuous data is usually grouped into equal class intervals The The Times The The DailySun Express Mail2 letters 4.
4 letters 66 letters 88 letters 10 Analysis What do your results show you Evaluation Look back to your introduction and prediction .
Have you proved or disproved your theory with yourresults Is there anything that stands out as unusual orsignificant Step One choose two articles from different newspapers Underline every third word skip over proper nouns .
US hostages shot dead Pirates kill US yachtby pirates hostagesFour American hostages have been FOUR Americans captured byshot dead by pirates on a yacht pirates sailing in the Indianseized in the Arabian sea according Ocean have been shot dead .
to the US military Phyllis Macay 59 and her partnerRobert Riggle 67 were sailingThe US military s Central Commandwith the yacht s owners Jean and.
said the dead hostages were onlyScott Adam off the coast ofdiscovered after American forcesSomalia when they were held byresponded to gunfire and boarded.
pirates on Friday the pirated yacht known as the Step Two collecting the dataThe The 1 Count the length of each wordSun Times and tally on the chart .
2 letters 4 IIIIII II 2 Work out the percentage using46 12 the simple formula below 4 letters 6 IIIII IIIII in tally X 10038 29 by in sample.
6 letters 8 I IIII8 24 E g The Sun has 6 words in the 2 letters 4 box out of a total of8 letters 10 I IIIII 13 words counted so the sum8 29 would be .
10 0 I6 6 x 100 13 46 15 Rounded to nearest whole number Things you could investigate .
Number of Number ofwords in a words in aparagraph sentence serious newsRatio of pictures.
articles versus celebrity gossip A B C D Headline 1 Logo Adverts .
As a class use IWB to start and share ideas on this slide. Draw out range of styles etc. 8/16/2012 8:51 PM ... This is a Maths cross curricularlink. Resources and materials: ... Focus on this area – model writing analysis and evaluation. This is the bit Science students struggle with the most so really focus on it.

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