Match the headlines: a European game about press and prejudice for all the family

Six newspapers from across the EU have recently been collaborating on European stories, which are then syndicated within their own titles at national level. The six are The Guardian (UK), Le Monde (France), El Pais (Spain), La Stampa (Italy), Gazeta Wyborcza (Poland), and Suddeutsche Zeitung (Germany).

I thought it would be interesting to look at one of their joint endeavours – an interview with Angela Merkel – comparing the articles to identify similarities and differences of presentation.

This is a few months old now, but although I emailed it to a few people at the time, I didn’t get around to blogging it until now.

The papers all shared a single interview with Merkel, then wrote separate articles. For amusement at the time I compared the headlines to see the spin they put on the same interview according to their political orientation and national perspective (thanks to Google translate in some cases – the translations are not official!).

See if you can match the headline to the publication / country (UK, DE, FR, ESP, POL, IT)…

Answers in the comments, no cheating!

1)  My vision is for a political union

2) There are no half-measures

3) Merkel erases their red lines

4) The future of Europe is political union

5) Love for Europe is not enough, we must work for it

6)  Merkel casts doubt on saving Greece from financial meltdown



One response to “Match the headlines: a European game about press and prejudice for all the family

  1. And here are the answers…

    1) FR, Le Monde
    2 ESP, El Pais
    3) DE, SZ
    4) It, La Stampa
    5) Pol, Gazeta
    6) UK, The Guardian

    Quite revealing, I think!

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