App Review – Sounds: The pronunciation App

Today’s App Review is Sounds by Macmilan Publishers. As an ESOL teacher I find that some students come in who have pretty good written skills but unfortunately their pronunciations sometimes need a lot of work. In particular I find them to have issues with words ending in ‘ed’ and ending in ‘ing’. This App is [...]

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Media research – news analysis

Collect at least five articles from English Language Newspapers on a common news story. Write an analysis that compares and contrasts, headline text, article structure, an over view of what you think of are the key themes, details or features. Introduction. The topic that I have chosen to analyse is the recent school killings in [...]

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Media research

Chocolate Part A Justification The ads I have chosen to analyse for this assignment are chocolate ads. Slogans are central to all of these ads and whether you believe it or not when someone says “How do you eat yours?” “Here today goo tomorrow”, “Probably the crumbliest flakiest chocolate” “Have a break have a KitKat”, [...]

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Film studies

The major period of film (noir) production is usually taken to run from The Maltese Falcon 1941 to Touch of Evil in 1958” Describe the major stylistic characteristics of the cycle paying particular attention to moral ambiguity, the noir ‘look’, gender, violence and the city. I will examine the stylistic characteristics of film noir including [...]

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Investigative reporting

What ever happened to the Irish Freedom of Information Act? – 2500 words. “Press releases tell us when federal agencies do something right. But the freedom of information act lets us know when they do something wrong” The above quote from Sen. Patrick Leahy is the perfect way of describing the relevance of a freedom [...]

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Investigative report

Days of free education are over as parents pay up. Parents in East Cork speak up about school contributions and how they are now being asked for more than ever as budget cuts leave schools with no other choice. Research has found that parents are now being expected to pay more to schools due to [...]

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Marketing

“The pace of technological development and the changing patterns of consumer behaviour, are the most important challenges facing the modern media firm”. Discuss. I will discuss the above statement and in doing this I will look at the Irish media firm Thomas Crosbie Holdings (TCH) and compare it to the International media firm News Corporation. I [...]

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Business report.

CPL’s profits up as their share prices fall but a tough year is expected ahead. CPL resources strive through the credit crunch despite rising levels of unemployment and labour costs. The company’s sales and revenue increases are highlighted in the release of the company annual report. The report highlights a profit of €52.5 million for [...]

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Business

Write a 500 word news report on the budget, happening on Tuesday 14th October 2008. Include in it the response of at least two interest groups and two opposition political parties. ____________________________________________________________________ Little protection offered for low-income families in Budget 2009 Lower income families are to suffer the most in the wake of Brian Lenihen’s budget, [...]

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Ethics 2

IS THERE IS NEED FOR A PRESS COUNCIL IN IRELAND AND WHAT POWER DOES IT HAVE? The introduction of the Press Council at the start of this year was meant to be a big step towards media censorship in Ireland. Many journalists worried. Would their views be ripped apart and would their working lives become [...]

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