DIGITISATION, DISRUPTION, CONVERGENCE; CIRCULATION DECLINE + AD MIGRATION:
KEY THEORIES TO APPLY:
CONCENTRATION OF OWNERSHIP:
RESOURCES FOR INDEPENDENT READING/RESEARCH:
Slideshare - ppt by another teacher which focuses on an edition reporting Trump's election (see Times post for another looking at that paper's coverage).
DAILY MIRROR ONLINE EDITIONS/APPS:
Tablet app; £4.99 a month (1 month free trial) = about 23p a day, or 1/3 of the cover price
They didn't start charging until 2016 (PressGazette), the last UK newspaper to have their tablet edition free. Their e-edition page offers 4 platforms: Apple's app store, Google Play, Amazon's Kindle Fire, and Windows Store - there is also a separate international edition available on the 1st 3 (not Windows store).
Owner Reach has 12 newspaper apps, including for regional papers like the Huddersfield Daily Examiner, and the Mirror's Scottish twin, the Daily Record. The Android app is also £4.99 a month, including both the Daily and Sunday Mirror.
Stablemate papers the Express and Star each have their own apps under the banner of Express Newspapers.
They have a wide range of social media platforms, including accounts for specific topics, including FB (main account + 18 more), Twitter (1 each for Daily/Sunday Mirror + 21 more interest areas eg @MirrorCeleb), 3 Instagram accounts, and Pinterest and Google+ accounts. Note the lack of Snapchat (younger) or Reddit (more tech-savvy, sophisticated).
Nonetheless, they have joined many other papers in calling for tougher regulation of the very same social media they use (Aug 2018 Mirror leader column)
THE CSP TEXT 2019 exam:
THE CSP TEXT 2020 exam:
THE CSP TEXT 2021 exam (tbc):
KEY CONCEPT MEDIA LANGUAGE:
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