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Presentation - Journalism Issues

  1. 1. To what extent is it correct toclaim that the qualitynewspapers largely separatefact from opinion?A presentation by Zehraa Patel, Laura Stack, JakeJohnson, George Robinson and Veronica Sprizzi
  2. 2. How will the question beresolved?
  3. 3. The Independent – ZehraaPatel
  4. 4. The Guardian – LauraStack
  5. 5. “Burmese spring “Virgin Atlantic Hopes of fresh start as investigates „secret tip- Suu Kyi‟s party offs‟ to paparazzi” The declares victory” The Guardian, 6 April 2012 Guardian, 2 April 2012 “„A good man‟: “Fear of „witch-hunt‟ tributes to Athens will stop doctors pensioner who killed training for abortions” himself in protest at The Guardian, 2 April austerity” The 2012 Guardian, 6 April 2012 ConclusionTo what extent does the Guardianseparate fact from opinion?
  6. 6. Abortion training Burmese springPro-choice views Suu Kyi support• “witch-hunt” • cheers• “under siege” • young and old• “deeply • sang along concerned” • victoryDoes the Guardian give balancedaccounts on its debates?
  7. 7. Virgin Atlantic – suggestive phrasing• the exchange suggests a longstanding and friendly relationship…• BUT checks by the Guardian confirm that…Burmese spring – depiction of country• brutal military junta• dusty roadside villages• unpaved, bumpy roads• reintroduction of Burma to the rest of the worldDo the Guardian’s sources provideappropriate evidence for objectivity?
  8. 8. • Virgin Atlantic spokesperson Virgin • Employee involved Atlantic - • Big Picture founder sources • Private lawyer Greece • “…he was a gentleman, a good man.” • decent, dignified man suicide - • “He was clearly very educated…”victim profile • “He was an exceptional person…”What else suggests the Guardianattempts to maintain objectivity?
  9. 9. Balanced Range of Minimised Objective account sources subjectivity reporting Fact OpinionTo what extent does the Guardianseparate fact from opinion?
  10. 10. The Times – Jake Johnson
  11. 11. The Telegraph – GeorgeRobinson
  12. 12. What are two prevalent news valueswithin the quality newspapers?
  13. 13. Conclusion – VeronicaSprizzi

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