A Critical Analysis of the Himalayan Disaster at Annapurna, Nepal by Examining Two Newspapers

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Crime News and Media Justice A critical analysis of crime news that appears on the front pages of two newspapers Word count: 4228 words 1 Content 1. Introduction……………………………………………………………………………………………........3 2. Analysis of newspapers…………………………………………………….……………………………...3 3. Background…………………………………………………………………..……………………………..4 4. Institutional failure……………………………………………………………...…………………………..4 5. Reporting human tragedy………………………………………………………………..………………..5 6. 237 Eye Witnesses, but only 1 Spokesperson: the Hierarchy of Credibility.....……………………..6 7. The Daily Telegraph’s story a. The Front Cover…………………………………………………………………………………..8 b. The Page 6 Report i. Images of Disaster…………………….………………………………………………..8 ii. The Written Narration…………………………………………………………………..9 8. The i on Saturday’s story a. The Front Cover………………………………………………………………………………….11 b. The Page 5 Story……………………………………………………..………………………….11 9. A Comparison of News Reporting by The Daily Telegraph and the i on Saturday a. Differences between the newspapers………………………...……………………………….13 b. Similarities between the newspapers………………………………………………………….13 10. Conclusion………………………………………………………………………………………………….14 11. References…………………………………………………………………………………………………15 12. Bibliography……………………………………………………………………….……………………….25 2 1. Introduction This is a comparative, qualitative content analysis of The Daily Telegraph and The i on Saturday newspaper coverage of a Himalayan mountaineering tragedy that hit the British newsstands on 18 October 2014. The main reasons underlying the choice to examine this particular story are: 1. It is a newsworthy article. Natural disasters that cause human fatalities spark a sense of immediacy (Greer, 2003, Katz, 1987) because as readers, we want to know ‘Where did it happen?’, ‘Am I anywhere near the danger zone?’ and ‘Have I unknowingly put my life at risk before?’ 2. A

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