Viewing entries from category: Intro to News
What is The Popular Press?
- definitions of media language associated with newspapers
- codes and conventions
- areas of study
- classroom activities
- front page examples
- front page quiz
- news values
- politics and the popular press
The Popular Press refers to mass circulation national newspapers, targeted at the popular end of the market. This includes The Sun, The Daily Mirror, The Daily Express, The Daily Mail, The Daily...[ read full article ] »
What is News?
News is an integral part of daily life. We use news to frame our daily events. A plane crashes at Heathrow, in a remarkably short space of time everyone knows about it. We might wake up to it in the morning on the radio or TV. We may go to sleep with it, and we may hear it during the day, or see a live TV screen with rolling news. We may read a newspaper. At its heart, news is about people doing things. People’s activity is interesting.
What journalists are...[ read full article ] »
- Edusites Lesson Plan Template.docx
NB. Please note this is a suggested template, your school may require a different layout.
Length of Lesson (minutes): 60
Lesson Title: Introducing TV News
This lesson would take place around the February Half Term, after completion of Controlled Assessment and serve as an introduction to the examined unit on TV News. It is expected that a very basic introduction will be required, based on the stereotype that 15...[ read full article ] »
Newspapers can be deconstructed like any other form of print media the following codes apply:
- Photographic Codes (framing, lighting, focus, camera angle, juxtaposition, types of shot, effects): newspapers use primarily black and white but sometimes colour photography is used reflecting production values and news values (see below). Some newspapers will have staff photographers but many buy from freelance photographers or news agencies and also will purchase library picture...
Traditionally The Labour Party have been firmly on the left and have branded themselves in red whereas The Conservative Party have been firmly on the right have and have branded themselves in blue. However, since New Labour (Tony Blair) the Labour Party have adopted to a more central position whilst still leaning to the left....[ read full article ] »
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We still get most of our news from the traditional news providers. BBC...[ read full article ] »