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Journalism and relating to journalism

backstory

noun

an account of the events leading up to what is being written about now

blackout

noun

a situation in which journalists are officially prevented from reporting news about something

chequebook journalism

noun

the practice of paying people a lot of money for information that can be used in newspaper stories, especially about crime or famous people

circulation

noun

the number of copies of a newspaper or magazine sold each day, week etc

citizen journalism

noun

the recording, reporting and discussion of news events by members of the public using mobile technology and new media

contribute

verb

to write stories or articles for a newspaper or magazine

cover

verb

to give a report or description of an event on television or radio, or in a newspaper

edit

verb

to be the editor in charge of a newspaper or magazine

editorship

noun

the job of being the editor of a newspaper or magazine

embed

verb

if a journalist, photographer etc is embedded with an army, they travel with it and report on what happens to it

file

verb

to send something official, for example a report to a newspaper

freedom of the press

noun

the right of newspapers to publish stories and articles without being controlled by the government

gag order

noun

an order from a judge stopping reporters from talking or writing about a case that has not yet been decided

gonzo

adjective

gonzo journalism aims to shock or entertain people rather than to report facts

headline

verb

to give a headline to a story in a newspaper

human interest

noun

the part of a true story, usually in the news, that interests people because it is about someone’s life or experiences

journalism

noun

the activity of reporting the news for a newspaper, magazine, radio programme, or television programme

journalistic

adjective

relating to journalism or journalists

kiss-and-tell

adjective

talking publicly about your relationship with a famous person, in order to earn money

leak

noun

an occasion when private or secret information is told to journalists

leakage

noun

an occasion when secret or private information is told to journalists

long-form journalism

noun

articles published in news media about serious subjects that are longer than normal articles

muckraking

noun

the practice of looking for and publishing evidence that a famous person has done something wrong

newspaper

noun

in a newspaper, or connected with a newspaper

photojournalism

noun

a type of journalism in which photographs are used more than words. Someone who reports news using photographs is called a photojournalist.

the popular press

noun

tabloid newspapers (=ones that contain shocking stories, especially about people’s private lives, as well as serious news)

press

noun

relating to the press

press box

noun

an enclosed area for journalists where they can watch an event and report on it

press conference

noun

an official meeting where someone makes a formal statement about a particular issue or event to journalists and answers their questions about it

press gallery

noun

an area for journalists in a parliament or a court of law

press release

noun

an official statement or report that an organization gives to journalists, for example about a new product or an important achievement

printable

adjective

suitable for publishing in a newspaper or magazine

reportage

noun

the methods and type of language that journalists use when they are reporting news

run

verb

if newspapers run an article, advertisement, or photograph, they print it

the silly season

noun

a period during the summer when parliament is not meeting and there is little serious news for newspapers to report

source

noun

someone who provides information for a journalist

splash

verb

if words, a story, or pictures are splashed somewhere, especially in a newspaper, they are large and easy to see

stand up

if a journalist stands up a story, they provide evidence or proof that it is true

go to press

if a newspaper, book, or magazine goes to press, it starts to be printed

no comment

used for saying that you are not willing to answer a question, especially a question asked by a journalist

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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