Schapelle Corby mocks media in cheeky social media post
Topic of article
After returning to Australia after more than a decade of imprisonment in Bali for smuggling 4.2 kilograms of cannabis, Schapelle Corby was relentlessly pursued by the media. She managed to evade their efforts to capture footage of her and has subsequently mocked the media's desperation through social media posts.
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"Schapelle Corby has mocked the media and celebrated the fact she managed to fool them in a cheeky new Instagram post"
"The camera then pans to show Schapelle giving the camera a cheeky look, clearly taking glee at the fact that she had managed to pull the wool over the media's eyes on her whereabouts."
"Schapelle managed to escape the glare of the massive waiting media pack in Brisbane"
Published on 30th May 2017
By James Law
Quotes from people in the article
Today show host Karl Stefanovic said "There are far more important things in life than pursuing and losing Schapelle Corby. We in the media have a responsibility to inform, but I reckon we were all made to look like idiots yesterday, and to what end?"
The article uses a playful, light-hearted tone towards Schapelle as it describes her actions as "cheeky" .This persuades the audience to also adopt a positive tone towards Schapelle
The language of the article portrays Schapelle as a victim who managed to "escape" the media's assault, and simultaneously depicts the media as villains
The details surrounding Schapelle's conviction and imprisonment are only mentioned in a short paragraph at the end of the article. This means important background and context that would help the audience gain a better understanding of the issue is only presented after the reader had read the main part of the article and have already formed their opinion.
"I would cancel the contract"; How Schapelle Corby decreased her value with each Instagram post
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But Corby’s chances of a nice payday in exchange for an exclusive interview may be slipping away, with Woman’s Day editor Fiona Connolly warning “the value of her authorised interview is 100 per cent waning with every single post”.
“If we had a contract with a celebrity for exclusive rights and photos, and that celebrity posted on Instagram, I would cancel the contract."
Questions had been raised about the legalities of Corby profiting from the nine years she spent in a Bali prison — with some reports speculating an exclusive television interview could have secured her at least $1 million.
But she would “run the risk” of having any money she is paid retrieved by the Commonwealth.
Topic of Article
This article focuses on Schapelle Corby's new Instagram account and how her posts are continuing to decrease how much media outlets would be willing to pay her for and exclusive interview. Using Instagram as a platform to 'break her silence, Corby is making her story somewhat known, so there is less content for outlets to pay for.
Published on June 19th, 2017
Analysis of Article
This article uses quotes which show the frustration of media outlets, as they are unable to get the story for themselves for exclusive content; but instead Corby is breaking her silence on her own.
There is no use of persuasive language in this article; and there is no attempt to evoke emotion or sympathy form the readers.
Schapelle Corby ’overweight and stressed’ ahead of deportation to Australia
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“She’s overweight now because she is too scared to go and work out.”
“She said to me that she’s scared of the media,” Bali immigration chief Muhammad Natsir told Fairfax Media
While the 39-year-old appeared healthy, Mr Pasaribu said she mentioned she was sometimes afraid to go jogging and swimming in Bali because she feared people were following her.
“She’s been through a hell of a lot and they just want to be left alone,” a family friend told the Gold Coast Bulletin this week.
“It’s taken a lot out of her ... She’s not the same person she went in as.”
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Friends have been warned to expect a very changed woman when Corby returns to Australia after more than a decade.
Corby was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2005 after she was arrested the previous year in Bali with 4.1kg of cannabis inside a bodyboard bag.
The convicted drug smuggler, who is set to return to Australia within weeks, has reportedly complained that she is overweight and stressed by the constant attention ahead of her May 27 deportation from the holiday isle but was upset at the prospect of never being able to return to the holiday isle.
Analysis of the article
This article uses quotes with sympathetic language towards Corby from 'reliable sources' (e.g. authoritative figures such as the immigration chief)
The article has no persuasive language to attempt to evoke sympathy from the audience, it primarily does this through the materials and sources that they have chosen to include in the story
It uses concision, as the article is very short and compact. It only mentions Corby's drug history (which is the reason
she is famous in the first place) in a very short sentence at the end of the article. This means that important information could be left out and the public could be exposed to a story that is not entirely truthful
Published on April 14 2017