News and Comment

Look at the first couple of paragraphs of the following articles:

Egypt clashes rage into fourth day

Will Egypt’s workers rise up again?

Task: Find you own articles that compare comment and news. Respond to two of the questions below.

  • Whose views are being represented?
  • What or whose interest are being served?
  • What are the intentions behind the message?
  • What reading position are you invited to take up?
  • Are you being invited to see the situation from a particular view?
  • What cultural assumptions are being taken for granted?
  • What or who is absent that one might expect to find?

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