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Ooo urr Daily Star
Member Name: Lakerfanster
Date: 04/04/08, updated on 04/04/08 (147 review reads)
Advantages: Showbiz, Sport, Page Three?
Disadvantages: Not enough in depth news, can be late with news stories
The Daily Star was first published on 2nd November 1978 making it one of the youngest British Newspapers and the first national newspaper since the Daily Mirror became a national newspaper in 1903. The editor of the Daily Star is Dawn Neesom who was promoted from womens editor of the paper to editor in 2003 when former editor Peter Hill moved to the Daily Star's sister publication Daily Express.
The Daily Star is generally a very bright newspaper to look at in terms of the use of colour on the front page. It draws in readers with it's use of colour and generally lays out pictures and stories well although it can get a bit samey when every page is layed out in a similar manner.
The Daily Star is a red top tabloid and therfore there is quite a lot of showbiz news but there is still some fairly good factual news reporting although they do tend to report news stories a couple of days after rival newspapers have already reported the news. They are also quite reactiionary and have been in a number of scandals where they have had to retract their story.
This column is one of the most well known showbiz columns in either newspapers or magazines. Amy Watts and Charlie Morgan write this column and they used to work with another woman who has gone off and is doing her own thing her name is Leigh Purves and you may have seen on recent celebrity shows like Most annoying celebrity moments.
As she was the the main reporter of the three it will be quite interesting to see how the Goss column will be in the future as the remaining two can be quite bitchy in the column in terms of a stars dress sense and if they have put on a little weight. Leigh Purves is much more respectable on the showbiz shows she has been featured on.
There are two other notable columns in the paper and they are from Dominik Diamond and Vanessa Feltz.
Dominik Diamond's column is sometimes quite funny with his dry scottish humour he can make some very interesting valid points and his column is more interesting than most of the other content in the paper.
Vanessa Feltz's column as you might expect is full of moaning and moaning about things that she can't stand in current affairs or whatever it happens to be that week. Any vaild points tend to get lost under a mountain of moaning.
The Daily Star generally has a very good sports coverage although it does seem to speculate a lot in football and again gets the news stories a little behind other newspapers. This is especially so when it comes to transfer deals during the summer. Brian Woolnough is a very sound football writer and he leads the Daily Star's sport section.
The Daily Star is known for it's page three girls and has launched the careers of quite a few well known models. Lucy Pinder and Michelle Marsh are two of the recent models who have featured on page three of the Daily Star and the paper uses a female photographer as the main photographer which is unusual but seems to work fine.
The Daily Star is a newspaper which is good for showbiz and sports news as I do admit they do have something to offer in that case but you will find out much more about the days news if you watch any of the news channels on Television. It has been a while since I have read it but it really depends on a headline for me whether i read it or not.
Worth a look, though not much chance of finding many new readers from the other National Daily Newspapers which shows in the loss of readership which the paper has experienced recently.
Summary: Daily Star