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Media Vocabulary

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multimedia
transmission that combine media of communication (text and graphics and sound etc.)
reliable
worthy of reliance or trust
validity
the quality of being logically valid
viewpoint
a mental position from which things are viewed
perspective
the appearance of things relative to one another as determined by their distance from the viewer
primary source
text that tells a first-hand account of an event; original works used when researching (letters, journals)
secondary source
information gathered by someone who did not take part in or witness an event
authority
official permission or approval
objectivity
judgment based on observable phenomena and uninfluenced by emotions or personal prejudices
thesis statement
a statement or sentence that states the purpose of a paper or essay
documentary
a film or TV program presenting the facts about a person or event
infomercial
a television commercial presented in the form of a short documentary
docudrama
a film or TV program presenting the facts about a person or event
parody
humorous or satirical mimicry
compare
examine and note the similarities or differences of
contrast
the act of distinguishing by comparing differences
criticize
find fault with