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the media
all the organisations, such as television, radio, and newspapers, that provide news and information for the public, or the people who do this work
the press
newspapers and news magazines, or the people who work for them
journalism
the job or activity of writing news reports for newspapers, magazines, television, or radio
investigative journalism
journalism that examines a serious event or situation in great detail in order to find out the truth about it
chequebook journalism
when newspapers get material for articles by paying people a lot of money for information about crimes or the private lives of famous people - used to show disapproval
gonzo journalism
a style of journalism in which the journalist becomes a central part of the story, and in which truth is less important that giving an impression of a particular mood or atmosphere
correspondent
someone who writes news reports for newspapers, magazines, television, or radio
columnist
someone who writes articles, especially about a particular subject, that appear regularly in a newspaper or magazine
cub reporter
someone who is learning to be a reporter
editor
the person who is in charge of a newspaper or magazine, or part of a newspaper or magazine, and decides what should be included in it
circulation
the average number of copies of a newspaper or magazine that are usually sold each day, week, month etc
edition
the copies of a newspaper or magazine that are published at the same time
tabloid
a newspaper that has small pages, a lot of photographs, and stories mainly about sex, famous people etc rather than serious news
broadsheet
a newspaper printed on large sheets of paper, especially a serious newspaper
colour supplement
a magazine printed in colour and given free with a newspaper, especially on Saturdays or Sundays
article
a piece of writing about a particular subject in a newspaper or magazine
editorial
a piece of writing about a particular subject in a newspaper or magazine
column
an article on a particular subject or by a particular writer that appears regularly in a newspaper or magazine
scoop
an important or exciting news story that is printed in one newspaper or shown on one television station before any of the others know about it
broadcast
to send out radio or television programmes
televise
to broadcast something on television
transmit
to send out electronic signals, messages etc using radio, television, or other similar equipment
channel
a television station and all the programmes that it broadcasts
local radio
a radio service that broadcasts programmes for a particular area of the country
programme
something that you watch on television or listen to on the radio
commercial
an advertisement on television or radio
news bulletin
a short news programme on radio or television, reporting only the most important information
airtime
the amount of time that a radio or television station gives to a particular subject, advertisement etc
cable television
a system of broadcasting television programmes by cable
satellite television
television programmes that are broadcast using satellites in space, and which you need a special piece of equipment to be able to watch
pay-per-view
a pay-per-view television channel makes people pay for each programme they watch
digital television
a system of broadcasting using digital signals
compact
a serious newspaper printed on small sheets of paper like a tabloid