265. Media


See also 237. LANGUAGE STYLE ; 343. RADIO .

feuilletonism
1. the practice among European newspapers of allowing space, usually at the bottom of a page or pages, for fiction, criticism, columnists, etc.
2. the practice of writing critical or familiar essays for the feuilleton pages. —feuilletonist , n.
journalese
language typical of journalists and newspapers or magazines, characterized by use of neologism and unusual syntax. Also called newspaperese.
journalism
1. the occupation of reporting, writing, editing, photographing, or broadcasting news.
2. the occupation of running a news organization as a business.
3. the press, printed publications, and their employees.
4. an academie program preparing students in reporting, writing, and editing for periodicals and newspapers. —journalist , n. — journalistic , adj.
kinescope
1. a type of cathode-ray tube used in the reception of television images.
2. a recording of a television program on motion-picture film.
kinetophone
an apparatus for projecting sound and pictures by a combination of a phonograph and a kinetoscope.
kinetoscope
an early apparatus for producing a moving picture. See also 226. INSTRUMENTS . Cf. kinetophone .
newspaperese
journalese.
periodicalist
a person who publishes or writes for a periodical.
photojournalism
a form of journalism in which photographs play a more important part than written copy. —photojournalist , n.
propagandism
1. the action, practice, or art of propagating doctrines, as in the Society for the Propagation of Christian Knowledge.
2. the deliberate spreading of information or ideas to promote or injure a cause, nation, etc. —propagandist , n. —propagandistic , adj.
reportage
1. the act or process of reporting news.
2. an account of a current or historical event, not appearing in conventional news media, written in a journalistic style.
sensationalism
the act of shocking or intent to shock, especially through the media; the practice of using startling but superficial efïects, in art, literature, etc., to gain attention. See also 248. LITERARY STYLE ; 312. PHILOSOPHY . —sensationalist , n.

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