News of the World

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Essential Vocabulary for the GRE - News of the World

Essential Vocabulary for the GRE
yellow journalismnoun

exaggerated newspaper reports, written to shock the audience

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tabloidnoun

a newspaper with smaller pages and many pictures, covering stories about famous people and not much serious news

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stop pressnoun

the most recent and important news that is added to a newspaper at the last moment before printing or after the start of the printing process, especially as a heading

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reportagenoun

the act of broadcasting the news on television or radio, or reporting them in a newspaper

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newsflashnoun

a short piece of news that is important, often interrupting a TV or radio program

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exclusivenoun

a news story that has not been reported or published by any other news organization or agency

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commentarynoun

a spoken description of an event while it is taking place, particularly on TV or radio

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advertorialnoun

a piece of advertisement in a newspaper or magazine, designed to seem like an objective article and not an advertisement

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broadsheetnoun

a newspaper that is published on a large piece of paper regarded as more serious

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dispatchnoun

a newspaper report, usually sent from another town or a foreign country, often on a military-related matter

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to carryverb

(of a television, radio network, or newspaper) to broadcast or publish something, or to include specific information in a report

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bulletinnoun

a brief news program that is broadcast on the radio or television

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columnistnoun

a journalist who regularly writes articles on a particular subject for a newspaper or magazine

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bylinenoun

a line that gives the writer's name, usually at the beginning or end of a column

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censorshipnoun

the act or policy of eliminating or prohibiting any part of a movie, book, etc.

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circulationnoun

the number of copies of a newspaper or magazine sold at regular intervals

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to embedverb

to send a journalist with a group of soldiers to a combat zone

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to narrowcastverb

to transmit information through television or the internet to a specific group of people

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mouthpiecenoun

a person, newspaper, or organization that represents the views of another person, a government, etc.

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newswirenoun

a type of service that gives subscribers the latest news through the internet or satellite

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obituarynoun

an article or report, especially in a newspaper, published soon after the death of a person, typically containing details about their life

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paparazzo
paparazzonoun

a photographer who follows celebrities for the purpose of taking interesting or controversial photographs and selling them to newspapers or magazines

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readershipnoun

the number of people who read a particular magazine, newspaper, or book on a regular basis

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wire servicenoun

a news agency that provides news to newspapers, television and radio stations through wires or satellite communication

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viewershipnoun

the kind or number of audience who watch a specific television program or network

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to tune inverb

to watch a TV program or listen to a radio show

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telethonnoun

‌a type of television program that is broadcast for several hours, aimed to collect money for charity

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scoopnoun

a piece of news reported by a news agency sooner than other media channels or newspapers

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rerunnoun

the rebroadcast of a program on television

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offprintnoun

an article that has been separately printed, published in the first place as a piece in a magazine or newspaper

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newscaster
newscasternoun

a presenter who reads the news during a TV or radio program

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anchor
anchornoun

someone who introduces news on a live TV or radio program by other broadcasters

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back issuenoun

an earlier copy of a magazine or a newspaper

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contributornoun

someone who writes a piece to be published in a newspaper or magazine

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correspondent
correspondentnoun

someone employed by a TV or radio station or a newspaper to report news from a particular country or on a particular matter

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