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News narrative

Often news stories are framed as narratives and loosely follow the plot structure of a short story.  We are going to use the story of Rishma Masih to examine how narrative is framed in the news and what point of view or perspective is being promoted.  There are 3 versions of the story that we will watch.  Firstly, look at the titles of the videos and think what message they give.  Outline how the news story follow the plot structure of a short story.  Who is the protaganist (hero)?  Who or what is the antaganist (villain)? Note what differences and similarities there are in the stories.

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