Friday, 8 February 2013

Summary - Why Does Sensationalism Sell?

Summary - Why Does Sensationalism Sell?

Title: Why Does Sensationalism Sell?
Author: Eric R. Olson, Life's Little Mysteries Contributor.
Publisher: Life's Little Mysteries, TechMediaNetwork.
Date published: 25 October 2012, 06:12 PM ET.
URL: http://www.lifeslittlemysteries.com/110-why-does-sensationalism-sell.html [Accessed 16:33 22/01/13].

Themes: Sensationalism, yellow journalism, red tops.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Summary - Cultural Imperialism: A Critical Introduction

Summary - Cultural Imperialism: A Critical Introduction



Title of chapter: 2, Media Imperialism. 

Pages: 34-45, 57-64.

Author: John Tomlinson.

Date published: April 1st 1991.

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press.



Themes: Journalism, media imperialism, indoctrination.


Friday, 1 February 2013

Evaluation - Red Tops

Evaluation - Red Tops:


My reading of the online article Hacking book: the difference between telling the truth and telling a story led me to the discovery of a nickname for many infamous tabloid newspapers, known as 'Red Tops'.


Red tops are generally defined as a tabloid newspaper, particularly those considered to be of a lower standard than the broadsheets. In other words, the likes of the Daily Mirror, The Sun or the Daily Star being held under those of The Guardian, The Independent or the Telegraph. Though I am usually met with a universal flurry of "Seriously?" when I utter the dreaded words "I read the Daily Mirror." the newspaper borders an entertainment show and when compared to say, The Guardian, the syntax used (even if this is the journalist's own idiolect) are on different spectrum's. Overall, reading the report of North Korea's nuclear test by the Daily Mirror will be a tad bit more humerous than one by the Guardian. And that is when the line is drawn.