‘The world of press is not the real world, but a world skewed and judged’
Nowadays everyone has access to press which represents a source that provides societieswith a sufficient dose of current information. Living in the XXI century, undoubtedly pressand electronic forms of media such as: Internet, radio and television play an importantrole in people’s lives. Each of them help humans to become up to date with worldwide news,various disasters, worldwide developments, health and science updates and the work of government. The majority of people receive the news as they are presented and relies on thefacts given by the media. However, the question they may have is, whether the given factsof events are genuine and what evidence can support that.I agree with the words of Fowler, R. (1991) who states that: ‘The world of pressis not the real world, but a world skewed and judged’. It suffices to say that, press may entailthe manipulation of societies through its written word. The recipient is dependent on the newsfound in the articles, online services as well as the television shows. Although receiving theinformation is not only based on the views of the recipient but it may also be dependenton the ideals and rules followed by the presenter or journalist.This can be observed in both Guardian and Daily Mail articles published on the sameday, which present the introduction of the ante-natal classes that should help to prevent the highrate of pregnancies in teenage girls in Britain. Both articles illustrate the same topic althoughthe language and perspective of the writers differ significantly which can be observed whileanalysing their leads, headlines, sources, actors, news values and lexemes.