Vol. 3 No. 2 (2020): Pakistan Journal of International Affairs

Different Reporting Styles of Similar News: Comparative Study of Two Urdu Newspapers Headlines

Published 2020-12-29


This research explains the reporting style of two newspapers of similar news items. It is related to the headlines styles of reporting in print media. Print media plays very strong role in present era, it’s very important to know how media reveal same news in different point of views. This research paper investigates the news headlines through critical discourse analysis, of 2 daily Urdu newspapers correspondingly from First April to 7th April 2020. In this research paper COVID19 (Corona virus) news headlines were examine in two Urdu Newspapers Daily Jang newspaper and daily Express Newspaper. Newspapers of one week were examined for this research. The Daily Jang based in Karachi. Since 1939 is the oldest newspaper of Pakistan and continuously in publication. The Daily Jang newspaper is published by the Jang Group of Newspapers. The Daily Express is one of Pakistan's most broadly circulated Urdu Newspapers. Through Critical Discourse Analysis it was analyzed that the headlines in both the newspapers have different style of text, meaning and ideology because Jang and Express Newspapers have much difference in polices and in ideology.