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current affairs
the political situation as it is now
tabloids
small-format newspapers
broadsheets
large format newspapers
coverage
the amount of space or time given to an event in newspapers or television
information overload
a modern expression referring to the inability of a human to process everything he or she hears and sees
broadcasts
radio or television programmes
the freedom of the press
the right to publish newspapers, magazines, and other printed matter without governmental restriction and subject only to the laws of libel, obscenity, sedition, etc.
reporters
journalists who write reports of events for a newspaper, periodical or television programme
a media tycoon
someone who owns and controls a large number of newspapers, television companies, magazines, etc. and is able to influence public opinion
censorship
the suppression or prohibition of any parts of books, films, news, etc. that are considered obscene, politically unacceptable, or a threat to security
chequebook journalism
the practice of paying a large amount of money to acquire the exclusive right to publish a person's story in a newspaper
a libel
a piece of writing that contains bad and false things about a person; defamation by written or printed words, pictures, or in any form other than by spoken words or gestures
readership
the group of people who regularly read a particular newspaper, magazine
gutter press
the type of newspapers that pay more attention to shocking stories about crime and sex than to serious matters
word of mouth
informal oral communication
invasion of privacy
Offensive or unjustifiable access obtained to someone's personality or personal affairs without his or her permission and/or knowledge
soap opera
a television or radio drama serial dealing typically with daily events in the lives of the same group of characters.
a sitcom
a situation comedy as found on television; a genre of comedy centered on a fixed set of characters who carry over from episode to episode
a slander, to slander
A statement of defamation made with the knowledge that it is false. Words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another
to tune in
to adjust (a radio or television) to receive (a station or programme)
downmarket
(adj.) Appealing to or designed for low-income consumers; downscale
upmarket
(adj.) relatively expensive and designed to appeal to affluent consumers
upbeat
(adj.) optimistic, cheerful, Pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic