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Media and Technology vocab — List of words and collocations

catch smb's eye
gathering the news (n)
hit the headlines
hold a press conference
leak to the press
newsfeed (n)
put their own spin on a story
retail giant
rumour (n)
tabloid (n)



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Media and Technology vocab — Explanations & Examples

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#587
catch smb's eye — to get someone's attention
I don't care for this advertisement, however it immediately catches my eye every time go there — it means that the ad really effective.

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#416
gathering the news (n) — collecting the news
I like using a range of different sources for gathering the news.

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#417
hit the headlines — appear in the news suddenly or receive a lot of attention
He hit the headlines two years ago when he was arrested.

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#414
hold a press conference — answer questions at a press conference
Politicians always seek publicity and love to hold press conferences.

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#418
leak to the press — unsanctioned release of confidential information to news media
Nowadays, any confidential information can be stolen and then can leak to the press.

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#545
newsfeed (n) — an electronic transmission of news, as from a broadcaster or an Internet newsgroup.
On Twitter I can adjust my newsfeed to get only topics I interested in.

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Idioms and collocations
#415
put their own spin on a story — present a story in a particular way
Journalists with different political persuasions often put their own spin on a story.

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#594
retail giant — huge retail corporation
Retail giants such as Alibaba or Amazon make enormous revenue on Black Friday.

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#421
rumour (n) — a piece of information that may not be true
Even small rumours may impact the stock market.

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#420
tabloid (n) — a newspaper about famous people
I'm not a fan or reading tabloids and websites about celebrities. I really don't care about them.

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