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Anchor
(n) someone who presents the news on a television or radio news programme: Diane Sawyer is co-anchor of ABC's Prime Time Live.
Anchor
(v) to present a television or radio programme, especially the news: The programme has been anchored by McDonald since 2005.
Broadcast
(n) a programme that is broadcast: Channel 5's main news broadcast is at 9 pm.
Broadcast
(v) to send out messages or programmes to be received by radios or televisions: broadcast (something) on something: The President's speech will be broadcast on all channels at 6.00 this evening.
Broadcast
(v) to tell people something, especially something that you wanted to be a secret: You don't have to broadcast my news to the whole world'
Caption
(n) words printed near or on a picture that explain something about the picture: What does the caption beneath the photo say?
Columnist
(n) a journalist who writes a regular series of articles for a particular newspaper or magazine: She's a columnist for a Sunday newspaper.
Correspondent
(n) a newspaper or television reporter, especially one who deals with a particular subject or area: And now, a special report from our political correspondent John Sergeant.
Coverage
(n) news about something on television or radio or in the newspapers, sometimes used about the amount of attention that television, radio and newspapers give to something, or the way in which something IS reported: Their coverage of the riot was criticised for ignoring its causes.
Coverage
(n) information about a range of things, for example in a book or course of education: The course offers good coverage of the subject.
Critic
(n) someone who does not like something and states their opinion about it: Critics say the plan is short-sighted and dangerous.
Critic
(n) someone whose job is to write or broadcast their opinions about things such as books, films or plays: Michael is the paper's literary critic.
Footnote
(n) a note at the bottom of a page that gives more detailed information about something on the page: There's more information on this in the footnote at the bottom.
Ghostwriter
(n) someone who writes something for someone else whose name will appear on it as the writer: He didn't really write his autobiography himself a ghostwriter did it.
Handbook
(n) a small book that gives information about a subject or mstruct1ons about how to use something: It's a very good handbook for those new to windsurfing.
Manifesto
(n) a formal statement expressing the aims and plans of a group or organisation, especially a political party: The Liberal Party has just published its latest manifesto.
Novelist
(n) someone who writes novels: Several politicians are also successful novelists.
Pamphlet
(n) a very thin book with a paper cover, usually given free to people: The nurse gave me a pamphlet about injections you need before going abroad.
Prerecorded
(adj) prerecorded messages, music, television or radio programmes have been recorded so that they can be used later: The Prime Minister's announcement wasn't live -it was prerecorded.
Reviewer
(n) someone whose job is to write articles in a newspaper or magazine giving their opinion about a new play, book, art exhibition, etc: Most of the reviewers loved the exhibition.
Spine
(n) the edge of a book where all the pages are fixed together: Don't bend the book back -you'll damage the spine.
Subtitles
(n) a translation of what people are saying in a foreign language film or television programme that appears at the bottom of the screen: Foreign films in Britain aren't usually dubbed; they have subtitles.
Supplement
(n) a separate part of a newspaper or magazine: /love reading the colour supplement that comes with the paper on a Sunday.
Tabloid
(adj) relating to newspapers with fairly small pages mostly containing stories about famous people and not much serious news: I'd hate to be a tabloid journalist.
Tabloid
(n) a newspaper with fairly small pages mostly containing stones about famous people and not much serious news: Never believe anything you read in a tabloid!
Trailer
(n) an advertisement for a film or television programme that shows a short part of that film or programme: Did you see the trailer for the new Samuel L. Jackson movie?