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1. Jonsson, Erik. Read-a-paper-bility: can you read this paper for me? : A readability study of The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail.

Degree: Culture and Communication, 2018, Mälardalen University

In our information age, it is of the highest importance that information is easy to understand by as many members of the potential target audience as possible. The present study analyses and compares the readability of 20 newspaper articles, half from the tabloid Daily Mail and the other half from the broadsheet The Daily Telegraph. The methods used to analyse the articles are mathematic readability formulas based on sentence and word length, as well as analyses of the use of the active and the passive voice, type-token ratio, number of clauses per sentence, and linking words. The results do not completely align with each other. Three of the five methods – the readability formulas, the use of the passive voice, and clauses per sentence – suggest that the Daily Mail articles are easier to understand, whereas the type-token ratios imply the opposite, and the linking words results did not show a difference in readability.

Subjects/Keywords: readability; newspaper readability; readability formulas; the active voice; the passive voice; linking words; clauses per sentence; type-token ratio; General Language Studies and Linguistics; Jämförande språkvetenskap och allmän lingvistik

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APA (6th Edition):

Jonsson, E. (2018). Read-a-paper-bility: can you read this paper for me? : A readability study of The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail. (Thesis). Mälardalen University. Retrieved from http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-40157

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Jonsson, Erik. “Read-a-paper-bility: can you read this paper for me? : A readability study of The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail.” 2018. Thesis, Mälardalen University. Accessed September 23, 2019. http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-40157.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Jonsson, Erik. “Read-a-paper-bility: can you read this paper for me? : A readability study of The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail.” 2018. Web. 23 Sep 2019.

Vancouver:

Jonsson E. Read-a-paper-bility: can you read this paper for me? : A readability study of The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail. [Internet] [Thesis]. Mälardalen University; 2018. [cited 2019 Sep 23]. Available from: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-40157.

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Council of Science Editors:

Jonsson E. Read-a-paper-bility: can you read this paper for me? : A readability study of The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail. [Thesis]. Mälardalen University; 2018. Available from: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-40157

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2. Simar, Joséphine. Varför var det så svårt? : En flermetodsanalys av läsbarhet av nyhetsartiklar i Dagens Nyheter under 15 år.

Degree: Media and Journalism, 2013, Linnaeus University

The aim of this study was to examine the readability of news articles published in the Swedish national newspaper Dagens Nyheter during the years 1999 - 2013. Our hypothesis was that the written language in newspapers is simpler today than it was 15 years ago. To measure the possible change of the written language in a quantitative study we chose to use a method to calculate the readability of 30 news articles, two from each year. We could not see any development of the language level so we chose to do a complementary qualitative study of the layout and presentation of the news articles. This secondary study showed a significant change in how news is presented throughout the years. The articles from 2003 and forth were presented with more space and more pictures and photos than the articles in our sample published before 2003. We used different theories to support the cause of our study and to analyse and make conclusions from the results. We used the social responsibility theory to support our hypothesis and prove why this problem is relevant and worth studying. The other theories we used to analyse the articles and make conclusions to answer our questions were the framing theory and theories about informational texts, like news articles, and news values.

Subjects/Keywords: News readability; layout; newspaper; Dagens Nyheter; lix

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Simar, J. (2013). Varför var det så svårt? : En flermetodsanalys av läsbarhet av nyhetsartiklar i Dagens Nyheter under 15 år. (Thesis). Linnaeus University. Retrieved from http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-32200

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Simar, Joséphine. “Varför var det så svårt? : En flermetodsanalys av läsbarhet av nyhetsartiklar i Dagens Nyheter under 15 år.” 2013. Thesis, Linnaeus University. Accessed September 23, 2019. http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-32200.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Simar, Joséphine. “Varför var det så svårt? : En flermetodsanalys av läsbarhet av nyhetsartiklar i Dagens Nyheter under 15 år.” 2013. Web. 23 Sep 2019.

Vancouver:

Simar J. Varför var det så svårt? : En flermetodsanalys av läsbarhet av nyhetsartiklar i Dagens Nyheter under 15 år. [Internet] [Thesis]. Linnaeus University; 2013. [cited 2019 Sep 23]. Available from: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-32200.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Simar J. Varför var det så svårt? : En flermetodsanalys av läsbarhet av nyhetsartiklar i Dagens Nyheter under 15 år. [Thesis]. Linnaeus University; 2013. Available from: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-32200

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

3. Lin, Chun-Ru. The Influence of Reading Bilingual Newspapers on Readability in Ethnic Chinese Descendant Readers: A Case Study with the Seattle Chinese Times.

Degree: 2015, University of Washington

The author conducted a case study to explore the influence of reading the Seattle Chinese Times on ethnic Chinese descendant readers’ reading ability. Four interviewers carried out Qualitative Reading Inventory-5 (QRI-5), reading habits questionnaires, and personal interview questions. Analysis finds reading the bilingual newspaper is conducive to improvement in the areas of reading comprehensibility and vocabulary, while impeding these readers’ spelling development. This difference can be accounted for by readers habitually start by reading the news in Chinese first and then continue on to read the English news. In this manner, readers involuntarily employ residual reading habits of recognizing the shape of Chinese characters when transitioning to reading English news, instead of attending to the letter-sound relationship, which is important for spelling ability. The result indicates that reading the bilingual newspapers as a pastime can benefit minority populations’ vocabulary and comprehension ability, but barely result in much of a positive influence in spelling. Advisors/Committee Members: Varghese, Manka (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Bilingual newspaper; Comprehension; Ethnic Chinese descendants; Readability; Seattle Chinese Times; Vocabulary; Education; Reading instruction; education - seattle

…beyond a sentence (Ge, 2007, p. 10).” When reading the bilingual newspaper, the… …switching between two distinctly different language systems. The bilingual newspaper is a medium… …Chinese descendants readers an opportunity to read the English news in the bilingual newspaper… …what are readers’ reading habits while reading the bilingual newspaper? Do experiences of… …reading the bilingual newspaper positively add value to their reading ability in terms of… 

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APA (6th Edition):

Lin, C. (2015). The Influence of Reading Bilingual Newspapers on Readability in Ethnic Chinese Descendant Readers: A Case Study with the Seattle Chinese Times. (Thesis). University of Washington. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1773/33744

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Lin, Chun-Ru. “The Influence of Reading Bilingual Newspapers on Readability in Ethnic Chinese Descendant Readers: A Case Study with the Seattle Chinese Times.” 2015. Thesis, University of Washington. Accessed September 23, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/1773/33744.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Lin, Chun-Ru. “The Influence of Reading Bilingual Newspapers on Readability in Ethnic Chinese Descendant Readers: A Case Study with the Seattle Chinese Times.” 2015. Web. 23 Sep 2019.

Vancouver:

Lin C. The Influence of Reading Bilingual Newspapers on Readability in Ethnic Chinese Descendant Readers: A Case Study with the Seattle Chinese Times. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Washington; 2015. [cited 2019 Sep 23]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1773/33744.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Lin C. The Influence of Reading Bilingual Newspapers on Readability in Ethnic Chinese Descendant Readers: A Case Study with the Seattle Chinese Times. [Thesis]. University of Washington; 2015. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1773/33744

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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