Compare and Contrast 2 Great Newspapers – New York Times and Wall Street Journal

Despite being printed for the same date, in this case January 30th, 2014, the distinction can still be made, and by this it can be said that if the titles of the newspapers were removed it would not be hard to distinguish one from the other. By placing the front page of the New York Times (NYT) and of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) side by side, the reader can piece together few similarities and a greater amount of contrast between the two. These are especially true when looking at the stories that were covered, the amount of space some stories took compared to others, and the slants many of the headlines took.These were the headlines from that day. On the cover of the NYT: childhood obesity, a Google business move, Russian’s testing of a missile, another claim involving Gov. Christie’s office, Obama’s tour to push his State of the Union promises, a scandal involving politician Wendy Davis, a picture of crippling conditions in Atlanta, Georgia, and a picture of the aftermath of an attack in Aleppo, Syria. On the cover of the WSJ: the continued volatility of the stock market, Harry Reid’s criticism of an Obama trading policy, the effects of declining movie productions, an idea to ship Asian carp back to Asia, Lenovo buying from Google, effects of crisis in Atlanta, Georgia, and an ad for Oracle.There are few similarities and more contrast between the front cover stories of both of these papers. The few stories that both shared included how the snow in Atlanta, Georgia stranded cars and people out on the roads and within stores, and the move by Google to sell the Motorola Mobility company it owned to China’s Lenovo. One slight similarity can also be made by the political coverage, though not much in the WSJ and different stori…

…vided many key distinctions in regards to the stories covered and how. The best way to describe the differences can be drawn sharply along a line, and this line provides enough evidence to deduce the distinct purpose of each of these papers. The Wall Street Journal has its weight leaning towards money and matters of economic policy with an audience who most likely include people who are interested in matters such as these and the New York Times appeals to more of a general audience with stories that range from social issues to the arts. Even visiting the two organizations online, the New York Times has the option of going international and the Wall Street Journal does not. No matter if the news organization a reader may be receiving their information is a long and trusted source, questioning the truth of it can only help to understand matters at a much deeper level.

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