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Understanding The Popular Press »

Jeremy Orlebar | Thursday October 08, 2009

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, News, Intro to News, Popular Press, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics

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
  • regulation
  • institutions
  • representations
  • audiences
  • 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...

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What is News? »

Jeremy Orlebar | Tuesday May 05, 2009

Categories: New Media, Digital Media, New Technologies, We Media, News, Intro to News, Other Topics, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics

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...

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Exemplar AQA GCSE Lesson Plan | Introducing TV News »

Rob Miller | Friday November 14, 2014

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, News, Intro to News

Associated Resources

  • 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...

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News Print Technical & Symbolic Codes »

Rob Miller | Thursday August 09, 2012

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Media Studies, Key Concepts, Media Language, Hot Entries, News, Intro to News

Newspapers can be deconstructed like any other form of print media the following codes apply:

  1. 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...
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Newspapers & Political Bias »

Richard Gent | Wednesday August 17, 2011

Categories: News, Intro to News, Popular Press

*The table above is intended to give a rough idea of a newspaper’s political bias / leaning. A paper’s allegiance can change. Why might this be?*

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....

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News Quiz »

Phoebe Prentice-Terry | Tuesday August 25, 2009

Categories: News, Intro to News, Other Topics, Quizzes, Media Studies Quizzes, Skills

These quizzes are best viewed in Firefox.

Firefox is an excellent alternative to Internet Explorer which is available free for both PCs and Macs.

Electronic News »

Jeremy Orlebar | Tuesday April 21, 2009

Categories: GCSE, Eduqas (WJEC) GCSE, New Media, Digital Media, New Technologies, News, Intro to News, More on News

People get their news from many different outlets and not just one newspaper or radio or TV channel. It is not unusual for an individual to take a newspaper at home, read several online newspapers, watch BBC NEWS24, look at an alternative news website, get an RSS feed to a laptop, subscribe to news text messages sent to a mobile, subscribe to several news podcasts and contribute to a news blog – phew!

We still get most of our news from the traditional news providers. BBC...

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