Saturday, 25 January 2014


Independent Learning Log 3

What I did: I read up on two articles of the same topic written by two different news reporting websites, one from CNN and the other from The article(s) wrote about this american girl who stabbed her half-sister 40 times because she felt unappreciated. 

•  The news article from the wrote: 'The 14-year-old tried washing Dora's blood off in the bathroom but still had some on her when police arrived, they saidA 911 call had her claiming a Hispanic male killed the young girl.' whereas the article from CNN wrote: 'The night before the attack, the teen thought about it for about 10 or 15 minutes, then went downstairs and grabbed a knife, according to prosecutors. After the stabbing, she took a shower to wash off the blood, called police and made up the story about the intruder, prosecutors said.' Though both articles were reporting on the same part of the story, the mentioned additional details about the bloodstains but CNN did not. 

• CNN wrote : "The 14-year-old, authorities say, repeatedly and fatally stabbed the victim -- her half sister -- with a kitchen knife because the teen thought she was ungrateful." wrote: "The unidentified older sister stabbed and slashed the young girl in a frenzied attack, shouting a reason at her sister each time she plunged the knife into her body, police said."  CNN mentioned that the sister stabbed the victim fatally whereas mentioned that the sister shouted a reason at her sister each time she stabbed the knife into her body. This proving that included more (additional) details in its article but CNN did not. 

This goes to show that even though the two new reporting firms are reporting on the same article, one of it clearly includes much more detail than the other. Therefore I can conclude that not all the new reports report everything that has happened. Some only report partial/rough ideas of what actually happened. 

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