Analysis of the Front Page of a Newspaper: the Freeport Newspaper

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The Freeport News One of the roles of a newspaper is to inform and update people on the happenings in their community, country and around the world. The front page of a newspaper is very important in facilitating this. It is through the front page that people may decide to purchase or not purchase this media. It does this by trying to grab readers’ attention; whether through a shocking headline, usage of large bold prints, mixture of colours and pictures accompanying articles. For this assignment we evaluated the articles on the front page of a newspaper, The Freeport News, and conducted a survey among readers of this newspaper. From the survey we found that even though The Freeport News is a daily newspaper the majority of its readers view it monthly (37%), weekly (33%) and biweekly (20%) while only ten percent read it daily. In addition, 70% of them do not read the entire issue but only some of it and only 50% of them read it to be informed. Some of the other reasons for reading this newspaper were to be aware of local advertisements and sales (13%) and to be entertained (3%). Also, the majority of the readers (90%) feel that the articles in this newspaper are clear, easy to follow and do not show any political biases. Furthermore, they feel this media does an effective job of covering the most current local and national news; however, most of the readers (70%) feel it needs to improve on international news coverage. The Freeport News edition for September 19th 2013 front page highlighted three stories. The first article, which was the main story, focused on the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) reactions to the alleged attack of Yvonne Ward, the principal

of Jack Hayward High, by a female parent. The next article also covered an issue within another public school and this issue was the BUT, teachers and parents requesting…...

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