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6. an attempt to prevent the public from discovering the truth about something

7. ____________journalism (disapproving term): when newspapers get material for articles by paying a lot of money for information about crimes or the private lives of famous people.

8. a very short, but striking part of a speech or statement, especially one made by a politician, that is broadcast on a radio or television news programme.

9. when someone makes untrue statements that could damage a person's reputation

10. a list that shows which films, television programmes, etc., are the most popular.


1. a newspaper printed on large sheets of paper, especially a serious newspaper.

2. media ___________: the amount of time/ space given to a subject.

3. the average number of copies of a newspaper or magazine that are usually sold each day, week, month, etc.

4. a newspaper that has small pages, a lot of photographs, and stories mainly about sex, famous people, etc. rather than serious news.

5. a slightly biased way of presenting information that can influence how people think about it.