Mark Williams Oil Falls

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Oil Falls In my essay I shall compare the way in which two different articles from two different news publications report the same incidents but in different ways. In the business section of the Chicago tribune I found an article “Oil falls despite PEC cuts; gasoline costs less than last year for the first time”. On the same day I found in the business article of the Chicago Sun-Times “Gas prices in free fall, but flip side of that is trouble”. I shall compare the variations and similarities in the amount of factual information given, the interviews used, the language employed and finally, the point of view that the editor is trying to portray. In the first article by Mark Williams he discusses how the price of crude oil has dropped and is almost lower than last year for the first time despite Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) having to cut huge production in an attempt to halt the decline in prices. The article contains solid facts about the plunge of oil prices but goes on to explain how despite the lower costs of gas Americans are still not driving as much as they were last year and are using public transportation and starting to car pool a lot more. Thus, causing crude oil prices to go down…show more content…
They both feature emotive language, a large headline, interviews and a picture. Oil falls despite OPEC cuts; gasoline costs less than last year for the first time was a very well put together and extremely informative article. The language used and the optimism is the article's main strong points, but it could do with more information on what happened and how instead of the excess of interviews. Gas prices in free fall, but flip side of that is trouble is very pessimistic and is probably aimed at being something of a comedy article. It makes the situation sound major by using lots of exaggeration and emotive language and not a lot of

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