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Delivering the news

A rag is an informal word for a newspaper and it suggests that it is not of very high quality. The gutter pressis a disapproving term used about the kind of newspapers and magazines that are more interested in crime and sex than serious news. A glossyis an expensive magazine printed on good quality paper.

Journalists produce copy,which has to be ready for a deadline.When everything is ready the newspaper goes to press.A very important story that comes in after going to press may find its way into a stop presscolumn. A very new newspaper or story can be said to be hot off the press.

A story that is only to be found in one newspaper is an exclusive. A scoopis a story discovered and published by one newspaper before all the others. A major story can be said to hit the headlineson the day it is published. At that time the story breaksor becomes public knowledge. If it is an important story it will receive a lot of coverageor space in the press. A newspaper may be taken to court for libelor defamation of characterif it publishes an untrue story that harms a person's reputation. If you are doing research into a news event, you may want to get hold of some previous issues of newspapers, or back copies,and you may wish to make a folder of cuttingsfrom thepapers about the event.

1. Would you write to a chief editor asking for a job on 'his rag'? Why / Why not?

2. What sources are used by journalists when they gather news?

3. What work is done by journalists before the story goes to press?

4. Can a journalist be taken to sue in court?

5. What do you think about newspapers if you refer to them as the gutter press?

6. What is it very important for journalists not to miss?

7. Can you give an example of a famous fashion glossy?

8. What two words might describe the kind of story that a journalist dreams of getting?

9. What two expressions refer to the moment of publication of a big story?

10. Which two crimes are mentioned in the text and what do they consist of?

11. What might a film star keep in her scrapbook of press cuttings?

6. Translate the following into Ukrainian:

A rag; the gutter press; a glossy; a copy; a deadline; to go to press; a stop press column; to be hot off the press; an exclusive; to hit the headlines; the story breaks; to receive a lot of coverage; libel; defamation of character; back copies; cuttings.

? 7. Find English equivalents for the following words and phrases:

Ілюстрований журнал; бульварна преса; використовувати відповідні джерела; сенсаційна новина (в газеті); зробити заяву; кількість рядків у газеті; контролювати; ключова фраза; час парламентських канікул; вирізки з газет; обговорювати свої погляди; прагнути популярності; попередні видання; ревно розслідувати і викривати темні махінації; пропонувати свою інтерпретацію сюжету; про це писали усі газети; група, що впливає на громадську думку; обмова; письмовий наклеп; висвітлення події; матеріал, надрукований тільки в одній газеті; найсвіжіша інформація; екстрене повідомлення в газеті; граничний строк виходу газети.


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