various n.more than one; several
I'm really fond of getting news from various sources.
channel n.a television station
I came to know about it from the news channels on TV.
the mass media n.newspapers, television, radio, and the internet
The news media are those elements of the mass media that focus on delivering news to the general public or a target public.
switch to v.turn to
She switched to another channel to watch the news.
informed a.having a lot of knowledge or information about something
I want to make myself better informed about the world.
habit n.something that you do often and regularly
Reading newspapers makes a good habit and it is already part of my life.
publish v.to make information available to people, especially in a book, magazine, or newspaper
News websites publish a story much faster than newspapers.
outlook n.a person's point of view or general attitude to life
This habit will widen my outlook and will enrich my knowledge.
scientific a.relating to science
I really like reading scientific-related news.
monitor v.to watch and check a situation carefully for a period of time in order to discover something about it
We need to constantly monitor the world around us for changes in our surroundings that may affect us.
segment n.any of the parts into which something can be divided
The news program contained a brief segment on white-collar crime.
emergency n.a dangerous or serious situation, such as an accident that happens suddenly or unexpectedly and needs immediate action
News channels sometimes tell us how to deal with emergencies.
humanitarian a.connected with improving people's lives and reducing suffering
They like stories with a humanitarian perspective on the world.
value v.to consider something important
This segment values news stories about children, health, educational issues, and environmental protection.
bias n.an unfair personal opinion that influences your judgment
I feel, now more than ever, that there's already far too much bias in the information on the web.
coverage n.the reporting of a particularly important event or subject
Does news coverage reflect a reporter's bias?
press n.newspapers and magazines, and those parts of television and radio that broadcast news
The press picked up the story and gave it wide coverage.
dedicated a.designed to be used for one particular purpose
We have one TV channel completely dedicated to news, and another dedicated to the sport.
headline n.heading or a title appearing at the top of a page or article
This time the story made national headlines.
trustworthy a.able to be relied on as honest or truthful
Some elders believe that social media are not as trustworthy as newspapers.
crisis n.an extremely difficult point in a situation
News organizations are facing a crisis of trust with their audiences.
literacy n.the ability to read and write
The goal of this study is to boost readers' news literacy, and ultimately help audiences identify and trust reliable news.
shape v.to influence the form of something
The latest research suggests that the news can shape us in surprising ways.
perception n.the ability to see, hear or become aware of something through the senses
The news is affecting our perception of risk, the content of our dreams, and the knowledge of health problems.
slow news day n.a day with little news to report because of a lack of more serious news
It may be a slow news day but it doesn't mean journalists will accept anything.
share v.have a portion of something with another or others
If you have good news to share with friends, that's great.
judge v.to give, or have as an opinion
Maybe some folks will judge other people harshly.
perk n.an advantage
Sharing your positive news also has direct perks for you.
disseminate v.spread something, especially information widely
We want to hear good news and use social media as a medium to create and disseminate it.
reliant a.dependent on someone or something
Young people are highly reliant on their phones, and spend a lot of time with different social networks.
advance n.a forward movement
The advent of the Internet, smartphones, and other technological advances have allowed individuals of all ages to access news and entertainment whenever they wish.
specialization n.the process of concentrating on and becoming an expert in a particular subject or skill
The Internet introduced a high level of specialization into the news media environment, vastly expanding the number of news sources available to the audience.
rely on v.to depend on something
Most elders still rely on traditional media for daily information, turning on the television for news and weather, and to newspapers for a wider range of information.