Both of the articles that are being studied are very different to any usual piece of reportage in the way that what the BBC or the Times was expecting from these two journalists was very different from what they received. Marie Colvin and Fergal Keane were reporting on very serious topics in interesting times yet both of their pieces were so different from the stereotype newscaster articles. This is because they were a lot more
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objectives. They do contrast in many ways (in “letter to Daniel” the city is bustling and in “Baghdad Under Fire” the city is deserted) but the fact and opinion are well balanced in all respects. Through the use of colloquial language and a mix of the subjective, objective and the private aspects of the protagonists both writers have produced very good articles that involve the reader in a way that all modern media texts should.