Our teacher Ann made us do something new this week. She made us try out an app called PressReader. In this app, we can find a supreme amount of newspapers from all around the world. The county I’m from; Akershus has provided this app freely for every student and teacher in the county. When we log into PressReader from school we access the app`s global newspaper collection.
The newspapers where you`re from usually bring you local or nationwide news, but if you want to keep up with other countries news as well I recommend trying out PressReader. PressReader has a massive collection of newspapers from many interesting countries such as USA and Germany to mention some.
Our task today was to find a news story written by three different newspapers. It was basically the same news story but from three different angles. Our mission was to see how the different newspapers observed and shared the news, would there be a huge difference or would there be huge similarities?
My group and I chose the ongoing snowstorm (Jonas) in the USA. We found articles from New York Daily News, New York Post and The Washington Post-Sunday. The overall information in all three articles was mostly the same. Inches of snow, wind, death-rate and the problems caused were mentioned in each of the newspapers. But we did observe one specific difference: New York Post`s article contained much less basic information than the others. The Washington Post-Sunday and New York Daily News chose to focus on general information about the blizzard around the country, and New York Post wrote about how it affected New York.