21 terms

Newspapers 101

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media literacy
the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, and create media
medium
something through which information travels
mass media
a large type of media reaching a large audience
audience
people receiving media
font
style and size of type
headline
large printing across top of newspaper's front page
column
the vertical divisions of a page; opinion or commentary
wire service
organization that gathers news and sells it to newspapers
tabloid
1/2 sized paper, preferred by local and sensationalist publishers
broadsheet
full-size newspaper, six columns per page
masthead
information about the newspaper in a box on editorial page
hard news
news and events reported immediately
soft news
background information or human interest stories
paparazzi
press corps competing for sensational photos, usually of celebrities
reporter
a person paid to observe, write and analyze news
morgue
collection of clippings, photos, reference materials and microfilm
deadline
time stories must be submitted in order to make the next issue
spin
slanted news account provided by newsmakers
infotainment
makes entertainment look like news
propaganda
sustained, systematic effort to use media to manipulate behavior of people
editorial
opinion from publication's administration