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bias
the action of supporting or opposing a particular person or thing in an unfair way, because of allowing personal opinions to influence your judgment
broadcaster
someone whose job is to speak on radio or television programmes
episode
a single event or group of related events
headline
a line of words printed in large letters as the title of a story in a newspaper, or the main points of the news that are broadcast on television or radio
paparazzi
the photographers who follow famous people everywhere they go in order to take photographs of them for newspapers and magazines
press
newspapers and magazines, and those parts of television and radio that broadcast news, or reporters and photographers who work for them
viewer
a person who watches something, especially television
biased
showing an unreasonable like or dislike for a person based on personal opinions
eminent
famous, respected, or important
high-profile
attracting a lot of attention and interest from the public and newspapers, television, etc
impartial
not supporting any of the sides involved in an argument
prejudiced
showing an unreasonable dislike for something or someone
prominent
very well known and important
subjective
influenced by or based on personal beliefs or feelings, rather than based on facts
world-famous
known about by many people from most parts of the world
(become famous) overnight
suddenly and unexpectedly
(chief) claim to fame
a reason why someone or something is famous
in the public eye
to be famous and written about in newspapers and magazines and seen on television
instant (celebrities)
happening immediately, without any delay
making headlines
to do something that gets put on the news
new-found (fame)
a newfound quality or ability has started recently
tabloid press
(of or relating to) a type of popular newspaper with small pages that has many pictures and short, simple reports
assert
to say that something is certainly true
broadcast
to send out a programme on television or radio
contend
to compete in order to win something
gossip
conversation or reports about other people's private lives that might be unkind, disapproving, or not true
indicate
to show, point, or make clear in another way
speculate
to guess possible answers to a question when you do not have enough information to be certain
pursue
to follow someone or something, usually to try to catch him, her, or it
shoot to fame
to suddenly become very famous
high-profile
attracting a lot of attention and interest from the public and newspapers, television, etc.
rolling news
any continuous news broadcast, esp. 24 hours a day; also, a channel, service, or station reporting news continuously
maintain
to express firmly your belief that something is true:
arena
an activity that involves argument and discussion
keep pace (with)
to develop or progress at the same rate as something else
ascribe something to someone/something
to consider something to be caused, created, or owned by someone or something:
blatant
very obvious and intentional, when this is a bad thing
contradict
(of people) to say the opposite of what someone else has said, or (of one fact or statement) to be so different from another fact or statement that one of them must be wrong
broadsheet
a newspaper that is printed on large sheets of paper, or an advertisement printed on a large sheet of paper
taint
to spoil something, especially food or blood, by adding a harmful substance, or to spoil people's opinion of someone
decisive
able to make decisions quickly and confidently, or showing this quality
cite
to mention something as proof for a theory or as a reason why something has happened
contest
a competition to do better than other people, usually in which prizes are given
declare
to announce something clearly, firmly, publicly, or officially:
dispute
an argument or disagreement, especially an official one between, for example, workers and employers or two countries with a common border
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