Task A


Below are some definitions of jobs in the field of Journalism and Media. Choose the right job title from the choices provided.



Task B


The drop box in each statement below contains words that are often used in the field of Journalism and Media. Complete the statements with the words provided.



Task C


The words in the box below are also often used in Journalism and Media. Complete the crossword with these words.



Task D - Vocabulary Round Up


Complete the texts below with suitable words appeared in section A-C.

  1. In reality, journalism has very little to do with a story that needs to be told. It has more to do with mass circulation, how many papers you will sell, or how much press coverage your story will get from the media. For this reason, every journalist is after the big scoop, that story which no one else has. However, no story, or even the source who got you that story, will stay secret. So the next thing you need to consider is the coverage you will give to the story. When doing this you have to stay on the right side of the libel laws. Too many journalists have used chequebook journalism instead of fact or not properly respected someone’s privacy and had their careers destroyed in court. Tabloid papers are generally more likely to take a risk than a broadsheet but they are all involved in ratings wars with each other so are hungry for the big story.

  2. I started as a journalist on a very low-quality tabloid newspaper in the 1990s. I hated it, because I felt it had no principles: the editor checked every report from his journalist and he would change them to make them more sensational if necessary. The articles were often based on speculation rather than hard facts. The important thing was always to get the scoop before the other newspapers, and to send a paparazzo out with a camera to get the most salacious photo possible. Well, I stuck it for two years, but then I was lucky to get a job on a broadsheet. I’m still there, and I’m now a regular columnist, writing in depth about any medical stories in the news.


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Source:
Grant Kempton (2010). Advanced Language Leader Workbook. Pearson Education Limited. UK: England.
Wikipedia.org


Documentary: Journalists Killed in the Line of Duty


Hosted by Anderson Cooper, the documentary Journalists Killed in the Line of Duty profiles six of the 46 reporters who were killed or murdered as a direct result of their work from January 2002 through April 2003.

Produced with the goal of educating about the dangers of on-site journalism and a plea of support for those who risk their lives to bring others the truth, Journalists Killed in the Line of Duty highlights an important consequence of the increasing reach and scope of worldwide media.

Resource:
wikipedia.org,
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Reprinted with permission from the cduniverse.com



A. Vocabulary:

Read the following words and guess what they may possibly mean. Match them with their definitions.




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Read the following questions once (this gives you an idea of what to pay attention to while watching). Then watch the clip and answer the questions by checking TRUE or FALSE or NOT GIVEN.



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A. Vocabulary:

Read the following words/phrases and guess what they may possibly mean. Match them with their definitions.




B. Comprehension:

Read the following questions once (this gives you an idea of what to pay attention to while watching). Then watch the clip and answer the questions by checking TRUE or FALSE or NOT GIVEN.



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