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gatewatching

monitoring news sources to analyze and assess the information they produce.

object

any monitoring material thing that can be perceived by the human senses.

places

geographic locations

process

how something is done, how it works, or how it has developed.

event

a significant occurrence that an individual personally experiences or otherwise knows about.

ideas and concepts

mental activity including thoughts, understandings, beliefs, notions and principles.

chronological pattern

a pattern of organization that arranges the elements in time sequence, or in the order in which they happened

spatial pattern

a pattern of organization that arranges the elements on the basis of space or situational relationships

topical pattern

pattern of organization that allows the speaker to divide a topic into subtopics, each of which addresses a different aspect of the larger topic

narrative pattern

pattern that consists of a story, or series of short stories, replete with character, setting, plot, and vivid imagery

cause and effect pattern

a pattern of organizing the main points of a speech so that they describe the causes of an event and then identify its consequences

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