Sensationalism

IB English A: Language & Literature: Sensationalism

"If it bleeds it leads" is a common expression in the media world, meaning negative, sensational stories tend to receive more attention than positive stories. In this lesson we will see how the media use sensational language to inform the public. We will look at headlines from different newspapers about the same story: a terrorist plan to attack several major European cities. You will rate the headlines on a...


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