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419 – The newspaper focuses on Chris Hoy’s fifth Olympic gold medal, despite Michael Phelps winning his 16th gold medal. This is highlighted by the amount of space given to each article and the size of photos. The newspaper has given more attention to Hoy’s win as he represents Team GB, whereas Phelps competes for the USA. However, coverage of Team GB’s other medal success pales in comparison. The article focuses on multiple sports and athletes aren’t afforded their own individual attention.

419a – Chris Hoy is the focal point of the picture, as the article highlights Hoy’s fifth Olympic gold medal. Whilst competing as part of a medal-winning team, Hoy is shown to be the cause of their success. The camera shot is a close-up, allowing the audience to be able to personalize with the athletes and to know who they are. However, the two other athletes are considered background characters. Hoy is shown with his hand beneath his eye, suggesting he is wiping away tears of pride and joy.

319 - The newspaper has chosen to highlight Team GB's gold medal success. The picture and article is placed in the top left hand corner of the page. Its size is comparatively bigger to other images. The image of Michael Phelps is on the same eye level, suggesting his feat is still of great significance. As the attached article to this story is an analysis and not a report, it's not represented as a top story. The Brick-by-Brick feature appeared yesterday but, oddly, is now higher up the page.

319d - The picture reflects the amount of effort the athletes are putting into the performance, showing how much this particular event means to them and the country they're representing. The athletes appear to be focused and this is shown by their facial expressions. Their speed and velocity is shown through the amount of spray coming from the river. The image is at a close enough angle for the audience to recognize the official Team GB strip, the country of the newspaper and host nation.

319c - This picture reflects a sense of national pride, showing the exact moment Team GB won their first gold medal this year. This wide shot highlights how well ahead Team GB were from second-place. It wasn't a close race, suggesting Britain did well and other nations are playing catch-up. Using a screen grab from television pictures, the Union Jack flag installs a feeling of national identity and the phrase, "GBR 1", suggests Team GB are the best in the world at this particular rowing event.

319b - This picture encapsulates a sense of relief felt by the athletes after a heavy burden of pressure to win Team GB's first gold medal. One of the athletes is shown comforting her team mate, suggesting compassion, friendship and teamwork. The audience are able to personalize with the athletes' faces, as the shot is a close-up. The audience are able to connect with their country's new sporting heroes. The river looks calm, suggesting there is a now peaceful mood and a sense of tranquility.

319a - The female athletes, representing the country of the newspaper, show tears of happiness after winning Team GB's first gold medal. The picture captures their instant reaction after crossing the finish line, summing up the emotion felt at the moment. The two athletes are the only people in the picture, suggesting their victory was very much down to them. The picture would resonate with the newspaper's audience, as Britain was beginning to get impatient after failing to win gold beforehand.

219b – This picture provides a humorous reconstruction of the women’s epee, where a South Korean athlete remained on the piste crying in protest after the result. The newspaper is providing a different method of showing Olympics and the performances of other countries, not just the host nation. The image is of a novel nature, using storm trooper helmets from the film Star Wars as a replacement for actual helmets required for fencing. The use of Lego adds humour and attracts attention.

219 – The picture of Team GB’s success at the Olympics has been placed in the top left hand corner of the page, the most viewed part of a website. The newspaper is focusing on the athletes from their own country more so than other countries and their success. Nevertheless, despite focusing on Team GB, they have mentioned the gold medal winners in the headline. In comparison with other stories, this story dominates the page and tops the running order.

219c - Ye Shiwen is framed in the center of the picture, as she is still the focal point of the story. This is a disconnect from the article, which talks more about of China's anti-doping body never questioning Michael Phelp's win in Beijing in 2008. The picture, taken during the middle of her performance, shows Shiwen to be frustrated. This links to Shiwen's current battle against the accusations which are clouding her success. There's not enough detail to personalize her to the audience.

219a - The athlete, from the country of the newspaper, is shown on the horse rising against the obstacles. Our attention is focused on the rider, as the crowd is blurred. Despite Germany winning the gold medal for the event, the newspaper has decided to focus on Britain's silver medal win. This is more likely to interest their readers. Despite winning the medal as a team, they have chosen only to show Zara Phillips, the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth. This provides a disconnect as to who won.

215a The picture is framed in a way that Prince William is looking at Kate, Kate is smiling looking in the direction of the camera so the focus is her smiling face.

119 - The image of Ye Shiwen is placed in the top left-hand corner of the site, which is the most viewed part of a webpage. The size of the picture is relatively bigger in relation to other images on the screenshot. Other stories pale in comparison, including those of unsuccessful British athletes. There is a disconnect between the photo of Shiwen and the headline underneath it. The headline is negative, yet the picture is neutral. This provides a mixed framing.

119b - The athlete represents the host nation of the Olympics, and the country of the newspaper. This has influenced the choice of photo, as the spotlights provide an aurora surrounding the diver, suggesting he is majestic or the nation's golden star. His body shape is symmetrical and he has a determined facial expression. This frames the athlete in a positive manner, despite finishing fourth. The source of light makes the diver the focal point of the picture, capturing the reader's eye.

119a - The female athlete is the focal point of the picture, which is highlighted by the cropping of the image. She is portrayed alone, as the article is centered on her Olympic win. Despite the negative accusation made in the story, the photo remains neutral. Considering the close-up representation of the swimmer, the newspaper wants their audience to be able to recognize who she is. An action shot has been chosen to question her performance as to how she won.

Photo #6: July 29, 2012- Brazil- gymnastics- 276x460 Daiane dos Santos of Brazil

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Photo #2: July 29, 2012 - UK - swimming -by Al Bello -276x460 Rebecca Adlington

Photo #5: July 29, 2012- Egypt- rowing- 276x460 Egyptian rowers

Photo #4: July 29, 2012 - UK-regatta - by Dave Jones - 276x460

Photo #2: July 29, 2012 - Women's Cycling- 460×276

Photo #1: July 29, 2012 - UK- equestrian- by Mike Hutchins - 276x460 Zara Philips


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