the six discussed in the reading and explore the differences in how those newspapers reported on the story. How does the newspaper’s audience affect the way in which a story is presented? Having just visited San Juan, Puerto Rico today on my cruise onboard Allure of the Seas, I decided to write about the destruction caused on the island by Hurricane Maria. The two news outlets that I utilized to search for articles relating to the destruction was the “NY Times”, and “The Washington Post”. All though the articles are related to the same natural disaster, there are some differences in both articles. The Washington Post articled tends to report more on the aid that was rendered to the island in its aftermath, as well as more political in nature as it sheds light on President Trumps press releases. Whereas the NY Times took a different approach to its report. The NY Times reported more on the devastation to the island, to include leaving 60% of the island without water, and almost the entire island without power. The article also provided photos of before and after showing the how the homes and building lit up the island prior to the storm, but since the power grid was taken out it shows and after picture of an almost completely blacked out island. The audiences of each type of media depicts the way in which they will present their story. For instance, the Washington posts tends to cater more to an audience that is interested in the governmental affairs.
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