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Méthodologie de l'étude de presse

      Studying the press is always highly motivating for students and teachers alike. In the context of a language class it is sometimes difficult to go beyond the linguistic and informational value of a press document. Here are some resources that might help you ask the right questions when confronted to a front-page, an article or a press photograph.

Méthodologie : Présenter un article d’opinion, une chronique ou un éditorial

Lire l'article d'Anne Robatel
Le format des présentations d’article de presse à l’oral (épreuve présente dans de nombreux concours) consiste habituellement à résumer, puis à “commenter” le document choisi, ce qui signifie en fait le mettre en perspective. Les conseils de méthode suivants sont particulièrement adaptés aux articles d’opinion et aux éditoriaux.

Analysing press images

Read Clifford Armion's text
Newspapers and press websites NEED to illustrate their pages with a variety of images. Illustration, along with headlines, is what draws the attention of the reader/buyer/visitor. When looking at a press image, one has to wonder why that particular picture has been chosen and how it contributes to the news. Here are a few examples showing how those images function.
Illustrating catastrophe, fake pictures, stock images, paparazzi shots, we’re all photographers.

Analysing front pages

Read Clifford Armion's text
A front page tells you a lot about the contents of a newspaper and its attitude towards the news. Even if the traditional format difference between broadsheet newspapers and the more compact tabloids is disappearing – most papers are now printed in the same size – you can still easily recognize serious newspapers from tabloids. Tabloids usually have a large red masthead, very bold typeface and eye-catching pictures. The more serious papers have more text on the front-page and a plainer layout. Contrary to tabloids, broadsheets have no puns or jokes in the headlines and use a more formal language. Here are the main features you will find in any front-page…

The Ethics of the BBC

Lire le texte de Beth Harper
The BBC, the British Broadcasting Corporation, is the world's biggest broadcaster. It employs over 28,500 people in the United Kingdom alone, and with an annual budget of more than £4 billion, the BBC has both dominated media coverage in Britain and acted as the standard-bearer of British media culture abroad since its inception in 1922. Today, the BBC reaches over 200 countries, is available to more than 274 million households worldwide and broadcasts news, by radio and internet, in some 33 languages.
Mise à jour le 5 septembre 2017
Créé le 26 janvier 2015
ISSN 2107-7029
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