Desk assistants handle routine news assignments such as monitoring wire services and listening to police scanners.
developing story One in which newsworthy events occur over several days or weeks.
dialogue A conversation between two or more people, neither of whom normally is the reporter.
dig To question or investigate thoroughly, as in, "Let's do some digging into those campaign reports."
documentary In-depth coverage of an issue or event, especially in broadcasting.
editorial department The news department of a newspaper, responsible for all content of the newspaper except advertising.
Mount a picture on the chalkboard or on large chart paper or display a picture on your interactive white board from e-Replica. The picture should be selected from an edition of the newspaper NOT being used by students for this exercise. Have students list five words or phrases that describe the emotions expressed in the picture. Ask students to select one word from their lists. After sharing the word, each student is to tell what in the picture elicits this emotion. Are students’ emotions similar?
Boxing has a colorful language all its own. The boxing lexicon is so replete with imagistic language that many of its words, lingo, jargon and expressions have become a part of regular English. The next time you wonder "What does (insert word here) in boxing mean?" You can find it here! Listed below, you'll find some of the more common boxing terms you will hear if you watch and follow boxing.
During this introduction, teachers might keep a list of the words and terms used by their students to describe the concepts, issues and other observations noted from the photos, illustrations and headlines. The discussion and this listing will stimulate important pre-reading thinking as students approach MAIN NEWS more specifically using the leveled exercises which follow.
In mathematical terms, it refers to the result obtained when a set of numbers is added together, then divided by the number of items in the set.
background Information that may be attributed to a source by title, but not by name; for example, "a White House aide said." backgrounder Story that explains and updates the news.
beat A reporter's assigned area of responsibility.
Then, for each listed newspaper,we asked, "When was the last time that you read or looked into a Sunday issue of[name of newspaper]?" The respondent is classified as a reader if they read sincelast Sunday.
The Europa, with only sixty more guests than a Seabourn ship, has a truly excellent and comfortable Main Dining Room and four specialty restaurants. There is also a buffet that will enable any guest to later claim that they ate at the “best buffet at sea”. The ingredients used aboard ship are absolutely top drawer and Hapag-Lloyd is clearly at the top of the list in terms of per diem guest food “spend”. Of the specialty restaurants, only the Sushi dining area receives some negative comments. As on Europa 1, dinner is a two to three-hour affair so most guests make their unlimited, advance reservations early. There are enough tables for two in all venues. The menu changes daily in the main restaurant. There is never any rush as all restaurants operate on a single sitting basis. Special meals can be ordered with 24 hours notice.
The jail (from calaboose, which derives from calabozo, the Spanish word for jail).
Call boy - A messenger who ran messages from the depot to the train crew and back.
California blankets - Newspapers when used to sleep on.
Call (1) - A hobo dish: Baked potato mashed with butter and served with liverwurst and onions.
Call (2) - Has come to mean listen to stories of adventure about such places as the road or the City.
1. Over a period of one to four Mondays, read THE ENVIRONMENT with your students. During this period, students are to keep a learning log listing the topics covered. Students should also list in the log those words from the article which are unfamiliar to them. As often as possible, assist students in using context to define these words in their own terms. Simple definitions of purely technical terminology should be given to students if (1) the context is of no help and (2) the word is important to understanding the article.
Many thanks to all the doctors, nurses, medical staff, non-medical hospital staff and other insiders who have emailed their contributions. Some have been personally collected during my stints working in hospital labs. Some of these terms have been in annual reviews of medical slang written by Dr Adam Fox (who has charted the prevalence and decline of medical slang over the last several years) and printed in medical and nursing journals, in newspapers and featured by BBC News. Others have been popularised on TV dramas/series set in hospitals e.g. Casualty, Holby City and ER.
In addition to the sports card collecting terms and definitions outlined, additional trading card abbreviations and acronyms are also frequently seen in price guides, message boards, books and magazine articles. To insure collectors have a proper understanding of what these may refer to, we have provided a listing below. Many of these will specifically apply to Topps baseball card inserts or monikers still used by old-school dealers and collectors when referencing specific sets, cards and insert types.