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  • 1. NetizenInternet citizen or someone who is avidly involved inonline communities.The recent scandal has become a popular topic amongnetizens in several news forums. One hit wonder A person or act known mainly for only a single success. Many music critics initially dismissed Justin Bieber as a one-hit wonder, but he has proven them wrong with his popular songs.
  • 2. ControversyA state of prolonged public dispute or debate,usually concerning a matter of opinion.There was much controversy over the short-livedmarriage of Kim Kardashian and her husband. Make the headlines To become an important news story. The sudden death of Michael Jackson made the headlines of major news outlets around the world.
  • 3. EditorialAn opinion piece written by the senior editorial staffor publisher of a newspaper.The harshly-written editorial in Today, whichcriticised the government, caused quite a controversy. Hot off the press Freshly printed; just released by a publisher. Here is the latest autobiography about Steve Jobs hot off the press.
  • 4. TabloidsNewspapers which tend to emphasize topics such assensational crime stories, astrology, celebrity gossip and TV.The recent divorce between Katie Holmes and Tom Cruisemade headlines among many tabloids around the world. Create a stir To cause a lot of interest and excitement.  News of Shinji Kagawa’s recent transfer to Manchester United created a stir among soccer fans in Japan.
  • 5. Periodicals Publications which are issued at regular intervals, such as journals, magazines, and newspapers. Reader’s Digest remains my favourite periodical after all these years and I always look forward to the latest issue.Freedom of the PressThe freedom by media to communicate its news and ideaswithout external interference.While it is important to have freedom of the press,newspapers must ensure that their reported news isaccurate.
  • 6. NewsflashA short news announcement concerning someon-going news story.The hostage crisis in Hong Kong was anewsflash worth noting. Live up to the hype Excessive publicity and commotion. Despite all the advertisement and the release of an exciting trailer, the movie did not live up to its hype.
  • 7. CensorTo ban or remove items.Some parts of the movie were censored due to itsviolent nature. Movers and shakers People with power and influence. With her popular talk show and multi-billion dollar wealth, Oprah Winfrey is widely considered one of the movers and shakers in the entertainment industry.
  • 8. GazetteA newspaper or official journal.The Straits Times is a national gazette read bySingaporeans daily.Fade into oblivionGradually become forgotten.Many musicians create new albums regularly so thatthey will not fade into oblivion.
  • 9. ColumnistA writer of a column in a publication, such as anewspaper.The newspaper columnist provided someinteresting perspectives on the issue. Put a face Connecting an issue to a person to make it recognisable. The recently published picture of starving refugees put a face to the conflict in the war-torn country and made it memorable.
  • 10. Sensationalise Events and topics in news stories which are over-hyped to increase viewership or readership numbers.The traffic accident was sensationalised by the tabloidsto make readers pity the victim.Investigative journalismA form of journalism where reporters deeply investigatea single topic of interest.The newspaper report about the recent wrongdoings ofa businessman was a fine piece of investigativejournalism.