MCM511 Assignment 2 Solution and Discussion

Agenda Setting Theory
In 1958, Norton Long wrote: “In a sense, the newspaper is the prime mover in setting the territorial agenda, it has a great part in determining what most people will be talking about, what most people will think the facts are and what most people will regard as the way problems are to be dealt with.”
Q. Considering the agenda setting theory, analyze the front and back page of DAWN and Daily Jang for 2 days (Dates: 1st & 2nd Nov) and highlight the issues that are on the agenda of these newspapers.
 Consider the online newspapers by assessing the archive section.
 Do not consider hard copies of newspapers for this assignment.
 Analyze the headlines, sub headings and placement of news for ranking an Issue.
 Issue can be related to health, politics, crime etc.
 Collect data as per the given table.
Note: As a proof for your work, give online links to newspapers.
Marks 20 (Each Day Analysis=10*2)
Theories of Communication MCM511
Department of Mass Communication
Virtual University of Pakistan SEMESTER FALL 2019

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Dawn News (Friday, November 1, 2019)
Front Page:

  1. Minister faces flak over hasty explanation as train inferno leaves 73 passengers dead
    Witnesses dispute Sheikh Rashid’s claim that gas cylinders caused blast
    read full story

  2. Prices of three petroleum products raised
    ISLAMABAD: The government on Thursday increased the prices of three major petroleum products — high speed diesel…petroleum-products-raised
    read full story

  3. Pakistan, China reject held Kashmir bifurcation
    Term Indian action illegal and void; Islamabad says move violates UN Security Council’s resolutions, bilateral
    read full story

  4. After four-day journey, ‘Azadi march’ lands in capital
    • JUI-F chief insists that marchers will also stage sit-in • Fazl, Shahbaz to address public gathering today • Govt
    read full story

Dawn News (Friday, November 1, 2019)
Back Page:

  1. ‘Azadi march’ betrays lack of coordination among parties
    PML-N’s announcement about ‘postponement’ of rally till Friday adds to confusion.
    read full story

  2. No flag, constitution for held Kashmir under its new status
    Mehbooba Mufti urges the Indian government to engage with Kashmiris ‘before it’s too late’
    read full story

  3. Court sets aside DC order, frees Kifyatullah MANSEHRA / ABBOTT­ABAD: The Peshawar High Court, Abbottabad circuit bench, on Thursday set aside an order of the…
    read full story

  4. More removal requests sent to Twitter this year than ever: report
    Removal requests from the government have witnessed a spike since PTI has come to power.
    read full story

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Daily Jang (Friday, November 1, 2019)
Front Page:

Daily Jang (Friday, November 1, 2019)
Back Page:

Dawn News (Friday, November 2, 2019)
Front Page:

Dawn News (Friday, November 2, 2019)
Back Page:

Daily Jang (Friday, November 2, 2019)
Front Page:

Daily Jang (Friday, November 2, 2019)
Back Page:

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