Session 5. Evaluation and reporting : attribution. revision. What is described as ‘the voice of the newspaper’? What characteristics does it have?. Commenting. In the editorial, who is evaluated favourably? (give e.g.s of vocabulary used) unfavourably? (give e.g.s of vocabulary used)
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19th January 2008
Brave: Devastated widow Helen Newlove spoke wise words about today's society
Anyone who wants to know how to tackle the tide ofdrunken, mindlesslawbreaking that threatens to engulf our communities, should read the wise words of Garry Newlove's widow, Helen.
Despite still raw grief for the loss of her husband and the father of her three daughters, Mrs Newlove set out a clear template for dealing with Britain's social breakdown in her impact statement to the court that this week found three youths guilty of kicking her husband to death.
The first culprit was the legal system. The ringleader of the gang had been released on bail hours before the attack.
Mrs Newlove believes that we have a "justice system that does not do enough to protect decenthard working people".
Yesterday, in a separate case, a judge agreed that our obsessionwith rights was leaving society "bedevilled by feral youth".
[t]he reporter does not go out gathering news, picking up stories as if they were fallen apples, he creates news stories by selecting fragments of information from the mass of raw data he receives and organizing them in journalistic form.
(Chibnall 1982: 76)
‘Journalists love the performativesofpoliticswheresomethinghappensthroughsomeonesayingit. The fusionof word and actisidealfor news reporting. No otherfactshavetobeverified. The onlyfactisthatsomebodysaidsomething’