The Diamond Jubilee: A Corpus-Based Critical Discourse Analysis of Online Newspaper Articles is a close examination of 48 online newspaper articles about the festivities of the Diamond Jubilee of Elisabeth II. Through a corpus-based critical discourse analysis, the news coverage, the representation of the Royal family, and the differences in the reporting of The Guardian, The Independent, The Sun, and The Daily Mirror were investigated in more detail. The programme I worked with is Wordsmith Tools, a concordance programme. In a first step I produced frequency word lists. An investigation of the top 200 words gave an insight into whether the articles were more positive or negative with regard to the events and the Royal Family. With the most frequently used nouns and names, I generated concordance lists in order to critically investigate the context and the connotations of the keywords. All online newspapers investigated wrote rather positively about the events of the Diamond Jubilee weekend and the Royal Family. However, there were differences in the style and in the lexical choice authors made to present this special event. The Guardian and The Independent, for example,were more critical with regard to the the expenses caused by the festivities.The media coverage of the Diamond Jubilee weekend was enormous in The Sun and The Daily Mirror. In comparison to The Guardian and The Independent, they devoted far more pages to Her Majesty the Queen and her festivities. My investigation has shown that online media is a useful means of spreading information worldwide. However, one should try to be as critical as possible when reading articles about certain people and events. The authors of these online articles are in the powerful position to write about people and events in such a manner that they can easily manipulate their readership and influence their readers? opinions.