The Representation Of Teenagers In The Media

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The Representation of Teenagers in the Media

Throughout the media we see representation of teenagers. This can show
teenagers in positive and negative lights. Teenagers are found in
magazines, advertising, television and films, and they are targeted by
newspapers and magazines etc. There are two different newspapers
reports from the ‘Daily Mail’ and the ‘Dorset Echo’ that are part of
this representation.

“Perverted tennis club coach jailed for seducing pupil of 15."

This report is written by a tabloid called the Daily Mail and is about
a perverted tennis club coach who has been jailed for seducing and
under-age, pupil protégé.

The view portrayed by this report is negative, I have come to this
conclusion because in the headline it displays very negative words,
and the headline usually represents the rest of the article or report.
In this report the ‘by line’ comes before the body text, not after.
This may signify that the reporter is highly respected, and if a more
experienced reporter is working on the story, this can possibly show
the magnitude of the crime.

There are various presentational devices in this report.

The headline is written in large lettering to catch a person’s
attention and in bold to keep the reader’s awareness of the report.
The text is written in ‘Serif’ font- Times New Roman, this may have
been used so not to clutter the page, because a ‘Sans’ font may have
been seen to decorate the page to much. The caption beneath the report
is in bold lettering, to make it clear and concise. Even if someone
looks at the report at a glance this catches their eye and entices
them to read more. This report was in black and white, this might be
because it is a serious situation where colour is not appropriate.

The image is positioned over on the right-hand side of the page. This
is a psychological tactic that is used in almost every newspaper
report or article. It works because this is where the eye immediately
looks on a page, and if you put an interesting picture there, that
makes the reader want to buy the newspaper and read the report.

In this report, the expressions and gestures in the pictures portray a
lot. The photo editor has very cleverly compiled this picture. The
photos are presented side by side, the subjects looking at each other.

The photographer has captured a shot of each of the subjects; one
looking right and the other looking left. Marc Lewis, 26, the accused,
is looking to the right with an expression of content and slyness,
which could almost be perceived as a perverted stare. This portrays
the subject in the desired light of the journalist- negatively.

The girl is accompanied by another female on her right; the girl’s
face is blurred out for legal reasons, this suggests that she is
innocent and would like to keep her identity a...

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