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This paper explores the immense media coverage of Princess Diana's life and death.
# 105250 | 1,978 words | 7 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Jul 02, 2008 in Communication (Mass Media) , Communication (Television)

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The paper discusses Princess Diana's background, her marriage to Prince Charles, her divorce and finally, the accident that led to her death. The paper depicts the enormous media coverage of her life for all to see and some to exploit. The paper highlights the irony that although the media was responsible for her public popularity, the media was also blamed for playing a part in her death and exploiting her subsequent funeral.

Diana's Life and the Accident that Lead to Her Death
News Coverage of the Accident and Funeral
Documentary Television Programs
Television Shows and News-magazines

From the Paper:

"Princess Diana was born Diana Spencer on July 1, 1961, to a mother and father who were royal heirs. When she was born, they expressed disappointment as they had wished she had been a boy. They subsequently divorced, however, Diana's childhood was filled with royal playmates and expensive boarding schools, yet she never obtained a university education (Taylor, 2000, p. 45). Ultimately, this was not an important factor, because her contact with the royal family, specifically Prince Charles would determine her life's course."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Becker, Karin, and Hermes, Joke (1998). The Diana Debate. Screen, 39(3), 289-296.
  • Flowers and Tears: The Death of Diana, Princess of Wales. Screen, 39(1), 67-85.
  • Saltzman, Joe (1998, January). Celebrity Journalism, the Public and Princess Diana. USA Today, p. 65.
  • Sharkey, Jacqueline (1997). The Diana Aftermath. American Journalism Review, 19(9), 19-24.
  • Shaw, Adrian (1997, September 17). BBC Chiefs Face Storm Over Diana Crash Pics; Panorama Blasted by MPs. Daily Record [Glasgow, Scotland], p. 7.

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