Week 1

At first glance the two stories seem remarkably similar, both are on the same topic of course which is Billy Slater’s appointment to an ambassador role for Queensland thoroughbred horse racing.

However as the stories progress the two sources begin to take a different approach to how they tell the story. The Government statement speaks more about the positive influence Slater will have on the racing community¬†such as helping horse racing appeal to a wider audience. In contrast, the newspaper article goes into much more detail about Slater’s passion for horses and his desire to own and potentially train his own, it also makes mention of another famous players association with greyhound racing. I personally like Billy Slater but I have little to no interest in his horse racing career, it doesn’t personally affect me in any way and I don’t bet on horses.


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