Intro to Multilingual Media
News is everywhere you go: You can read it, listen or see it. Newspapers have been one the oldest forms of media that report about the news. A newspaper can inform people of on national, international and local news. New York City is a diverse place filled with many different languages and cultures. I will be comparing the 3 major newspapers El Dario, New York Daily News and Indian Express. New York Daily News will be the mainstream newspaper. As for El Dario and Indian Express, they will be used as the ethnic newspapers. El Dario is written in Spanish, however the other two newspapers are written in English. All three newspapers have something in common, sections that include entertainment, sports, jobs and other features. However, each newspaper has its own different unique way to deliver the news. All three newspapers have their differences and a different focus. Indian Express focuses on international news, while the New York Daily News mainly focuses on local and national news. El Dario is a Spanish written newspaper and focuses on local, national and international stories. All three newspaper’s is to inform the reader. Every newspaper has a different audience and a method and style to deliver the news. Due to technology expansion all three newspapers can be viewed online.
Indian Express is a newspaper that focuses on international and nationally news. However, the writers focus more on international news it could be because readers are more interesting what’s going on outside of India. Indian Express is more concerned with letting readers know what’s going international, outside of India. Their main goal is to inform readers about international events. However, Indian Express has several columns such as entertainment, technology, and sports. Indian Express does not cover all sports. The writer might only cover the sports that are played in India. However, their main focus is to cover international sports such as soccer, kickboxing and tennis. As for entertainment, Bollywood celebrities are there main focus. Indian Express it is interested on what their readers think of their stories. On the website there is separate column for readers to leave their opinion and suggestion. Indian Express is a very cultural newspaper; it’s mainly for Middle Eastern people.
The New York Daily News publishes in New York City and covers mostly local news. Daily News covers a lot of news, national and international, but its main focus is local news. The Daily News covers a lot of crime that goes on in New York such as robberies and murder. Also, the Daily News seems to cover a lot of entertainment news such as celebrity gossip, although. Their main priority is to report on the tri-state area. The Daily News also has different columns for sports, entertainment, lifestyle and auto. It’s a good a newspaper because it keeps you posted on the latest news in New York. The newspaper does a pretty good job covering majority of the sports. As well as for entrainment, celebrities, movies and technology. The New York Daily News is not really cultural because mostly everyone in New York reads it such as African American, Hispanics, and Italians etc. New York Daily News is very broad newspaper and covers important news.
El Dario is also published in New York and is a Spanish newspaper. El Dario covers local, national and international news. The writers focus on writing article about Latin American countries because of their reader base. Their main goal is to inform those who live in New York about what’s going on in New York. The writer also knows who their readers are and cover stories from Spain, Columbia, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Ecuador. Besides covering news, the writers cover entertainment and sports. The types of celebrities that are written about in the news are Hispanics celebrities since the majority of the readers are Hispanics.
El Dario and The New York Daily News are different compared to the Indian Express. El Dario and Daily News have a section that speaks about automobiles, while on the other hand, Indian Express does not have this section. The New York Daily News and the Indian Express offer readers a column to express their opinion, but El Dario does not offer that option. The New York Daily News delivers their entertainment news differently I find it more compelling, it gets my attention right away. El Dario has a column “ immigrant reform” keeps Hispanics readers updated. I found that very interesting there are millions of undocumented immigrant who migrate to the United States. El Dario is trying to help Hispanics better themselves with new laws on immigration. New York Daily News and Indian Express do not provide their readers with an immigration column.
Based on my research, it is clear that all three newspapers have something to learn from each other. El Dario should cover more stories about the New York crime since it is being published in New York City. I have also learned that El Dario has a column to help Hispanics look for job in the tri-state area. That is a unique column that the other two newspapers do not offer. Indian Express should cover stories about immigration because it is a subject that is spoken about both nationally and internationally. Millions migrate to the United States from different countries trying to better themselves. Covering more stories about immigration will be a great topic and improvement. Immigration is strong and touchy subject and its needs to be cover locally, national and international. Indian Express and Daily News both don’t cover much stories of immigration. As for The New York Daily News entertainment news should not be as the front cover. It should be news and entrainment news should be on a different column.
Every newspaper has its own unique way of delivering news. Each newspaper has its own voice and audience. It all depends on what type of reader you are and what type of news you looking for. If you want to know what’s going on internationally, the Indian Express does a great job covering those stories. If you live in New York City, I highly recommend the Daily News. However, if you are Hispanic and live in New York City, El Dario will be your best selection. All three newspapers do publish their stories daily. Each newspaper is involved with social networking. On all three websites you can follow each newspaper on twitter, facebook and Instagram. Through out the day you will get updates on news just by following each newspaper on social networking. This is a perfect example of how technology has expanded. You don’t have to go directly into the newspaper website to get updates on news coverage it automatically appears on social networking. As a reader you can also subscribe to your favorite newspaper. When you subscribe to a newspaper you get alerts and notification with the latest news. Subscribing to a newspaper is another great example of how technology has expanded. You don’t have to go to an actual newsstand to pick up a newspaper. Just simply subscribe and have the alerts directly into your mobile device. Having alerts send directly to your mobile device from a newspaper is a great thing. As a reader you don’t have to wait until the next day to read about the latest new.
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