THE MEDIA

Do you read any papers? Do you watch the news on TV? Do you read/view the news on the Internet?

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1. Who created this message? 2. What creative techniques are used to attract my attention? 3. How might different people understand this message differently? 4. What values, lifestyles and points of view are represented in, or omitted from, this message? 5. Why is this message being sent?
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THE MEDIA
are changing
Do you make the news?

Social media? What is it?
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WORDS in the MEDIA
‡ Anchorperson, television newscaster, television reporter, TV newsman, TV reporter someone who reports news stories via television

‡ BUILD YOUR OWN VOCABULARY RECORD
‡ Use the freedictionaryonline ‡ Read and listen: http://www.bbc.co.uk/ worldservice/learninge nglish/language/wordsi nthenews/

News report
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Noun 1.news report - a short account of the news; "the report of his speech"; "the story was on the 11 o'clock news"; "the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious" write up, account, report, story news - information reported in a newspaper or news magazine; "the news of my death was greatly exaggerated" newsletter, newssheet - report or open letter giving informal or confidential news of interest to a special group bulletin - a brief report (especially an official statement issued for immediate publication or broadcast) communique, despatch, dispatch - an official report (usually sent in haste) urban legend - a story that appears mysteriously and spreads spontaneously in various forms and is usually false; contains elements of humor or horror and is popularly believed to be true exclusive, scoop - a news report that is reported first by one news organization; "he got a scoop on the bribery of city officials"

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Column
A column is a recurring piece or article in a newspaper, magazine or other publication. Columns are written by columnists. What differentiates a column from other forms of journalism is that it meets each of the following criteria: It is a regular feature in a publication It is personality-driven by the author It explicitly contains an opinion or point of view Types of columns Advice column Critic review Editorial opinion Gossip Humor Food column Music column

NEWS REPORT
Brief piece of writing giving factual information Formal and impersonal in style ‡ HEADLINE short and eye-catching ‡ Introductory paragraph summarises the event ‡ Main body relevant information; people s reactions and opinions; (use direct speech) ‡ Conclusion significance of event; future action

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