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Unit 2
Vocabulary
Bias
particular tendency or inclination,
especially one that prevents
unprejudiced consideration of a
question; prejudice.
Euphemisms
substitution of a mild, indirect, or vague
expression thought to be offensive, harsh,
or blunt.
the expression so substituted:“To pass away”
is a euphemism for “to die.”
Propaganda
information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread
widely to help or harm a person, group, movement,
Institution, nation, etc.
the deliberate spreading of such information or rumors
the particular doctrines or principles propagated by a
organization or movement.
Objectivity
articles/literature based on
factual information.
Subjectivity
articles/literature based on
feelings or opinions representing
the reporter’s analysis of the
information surrounding the story’s
topic.
Perspective
the state of one’s ideas, the
facts known to one. An
individual or publication’s point
of view
Point of View
the “vantage point” from which
the information is passed from
author to the reader.
See perspective, objectivity,
subjectivity
Slant
to have or be influenced
by a subjective point of
view, bias, personal
feeling or inclination
Spin
in news means a distinctive
point of view, emphasis, or
interpretation of
information provided to the
public.
News Articles
a nonfictional prose forming
an independent part of a
publication to inform
readers of daily or weekly
current events.
Editorial
An article in a publication
expressing the opinion of
its editors or publishers.
Letter to the editor
a letter sent to a publication about
issues of concern from its readers. Can
be a reponse to a news story, editorial
or previously published opinion piece.
Usually, letters are intended for
publication. Fair and balanced
publications will publish letters from
multiple perspectives.
Op-ed
An op-ed, abbreviated from opposite
the editorial page is a newspaper article
that expresses the opinions of a
named writer who is usually unaffiliated
with the newspaper's editorial board.
These are different from editorials, which
are usually unsigned and written by
editorial board members.
Inflammatory
tending to arouse anger,
hostility, passion, etc.
inflammatory speeches
Yellow journalism
type of journalism that
relies on sensationalism
and lurid
exaggeration to attract
readers
Provocative
tending or serving to
provoke; inciting,
stimulating,
irritating, or vexing.
Pejorative
having a disparaging,
derogatory, or belittling
effect or force