advice column

advice column

/ɐdvˈaɪs kˈɑːlʌm/
noun
a section or part in a newspaper in which people are given advice regarding their personal problems

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A-list

A-list

/ˈeɪlˈɪst/
adjective
describing the group of people who are characterized as the most famous, prominent, or successful in a society or business

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article

article

/ˈɑɹtəkəɫ/, /ˈɑɹtɪkəɫ/
noun
a piece of writing about a particular subject on a website, in a newspaper, magazine, or other publication

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backstory

backstory

/bˈækstoːɹi/
noun
background information about a news story

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to blaze

to blaze

/ˈbɫeɪz/
verb
to announce news, in a way and manner that it gets a lot of attention

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B-list

B-list

/bˈiːlˈɪst/
adjective
describing a group of people who are quite famous or successful in a society or business, but not as much as the A-list group

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canard

canard

/kəˈnɑɹd/
noun
a baseless and made-up news or story created to mislead people

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to carry

to carry

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

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censorship

censorship

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

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checkbook journalism

checkbook journalism

/tʃˈɛkbʊk dʒˈɜːnəlˌɪzəm/
noun
the act of paying someone for information or to arrange an interview, done by journalists or newspapers

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city desk

city desk

/sˈɪɾi dˈɛsk/
noun
a department in a newspaper office that works on local news

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to contribute

to contribute

/kənˈtɹɪbjut/
verb
to write stories, articles, etc. for a newspaper or magazine

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to cover

to cover

/ˈkəvɝ/
verb
to report on or talk about an event in a news piece

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coverage

coverage

/ˈkəvɝədʒ/, /ˈkəvɝɪdʒ/, /ˈkəvɹɪdʒ/
noun
the reporting of specific news or events by the media

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current events

current events

/kˈɜːɹənt ɪvˈɛnts/
noun
significant events of political, or social nature that are happening now

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dispatch

dispatch

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

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editorial

editorial

/ˌɛdəˈtɔɹiəɫ/
noun
a newspaper article expressing the views of the editor on a particular subject

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editorial

editorial

/ˌɛdəˈtɔɹiəɫ/
adjective
related to an article on a newspaper or magazine that gives the opinions of the editors

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to editorialize

to editorialize

/ˌɛdəˈtɔɹiəˌɫaɪz/
verb
to state your opinions in a news report, and not just the facts

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to embed

to embed

/ɪmˈbɛd/
verb
to send a journalist with a group of soldiers to a combat zone

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exclusive

exclusive

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

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fake news

fake news

/fˈeɪk nˈuːz/
noun
a piece of news that is not true or confirmed

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feature

feature

/ˈfitʃɝ/
noun
a lengthy article in a newspaper or magazine, often written by a specialist about a certain topic

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gossip column

gossip column

/ɡˈɑːsɪp kˈɑːlʌm/
noun
a segment in a newspaper assigned to stories about the lives of the celebrities

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gossip columnist

gossip columnist

/ɡˈɑːsɪp kˈɑːləmnˌɪst/
noun
a person who writes stories about the personal lives of celebrities in a newspaper

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hit piece

hit piece

/hˈɪt pˈiːs/
noun
a report, article, etc. that aims to bring down someone or something by presenting false information that look real

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horoscope

horoscope

/ˈhɔɹəˌskoʊp/
noun
a forecast of an individual's future based on their zodiac sign or date of birth, especially as published in a newspaper or magazine

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human interest

human interest

/hjˈuːmən ˈɪntɹəst/
noun
the aspect of a story in the media that the audience can relate to because it describes people's lived experiences, feelings, etc.

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interview

interview

/ˈɪntɝvˌju/
noun
a formal meeting during which a journalist asks a famous person different questions about specific subjects for publication

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item

item

/ˈaɪtəm/
noun
a piece of news on TV, in a newspaper, etc.

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journalism

journalism

/ˈdʒɝnəˌɫɪzəm/
noun
the profession of collecting and editing pieces of news and articles either to be published in a newspaper, magazine, etc. or broadcast

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leading article

leading article

/lˈiːdɪŋ ˈɑːɹɾɪkəl/
noun
a newspaper article expressing the views of the editor on a particular subject; in the US also a comment on radio or television carrying the stance of the agency

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lead story

lead story

/lˈiːd stˈoːɹi/
noun
an item of news that is given the most prominence in a news broadcast, magazine, or newspaper

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listing

listing

/ˈɫɪstɪŋ/
noun
a list published in a magazine or a newspaper containing the order of television programs, movies, etc. that are being shown

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