Let’s Talk About Newspapers
Here you can find a collection of useful newspapers vocabulary. These words can be used for talking or writing about newspapers.
Types of newspapers
- tabloid (таблоїд, бульварна газета) – gossip newspaper
- broadsheets – newspapers printed on large sheets which are usually considered more serious
- daily / weekly / monthly newspapers – papers printed once a day / once a week / once a month
- quarterly newspapers – newspapers printed once every three months
- heavy newspaper – a newspaper with serious content
- gutter press (бульварна преса) – newspapers which focus on sensational journalism, often about the lives of famous people
- periodical (періодичне видання) – a newspaper or magazine published at regular intervals
- local / regional newspaper – a newspaper which contains news from a particular area
- national newspaper – a newspaper which contains news from the whole country
- headline (заголовок) – heading or title appearing at the top of a page or article
- columns – news that is printed in vertical columns rather than taking a whole page
- obituaries (некрологи) – a section in the newspaper about people who have recently died
- horoscope – a section in the newspaper about star signs and zodiac signs which foretell the future
- weather report – a section in the newspaper for weather forecasts
- business section – a section in the newspaper with business news
- international / world news section – a section in the newspaper which focuses on news from abroad
- letter to the editor (лист до редакції) – a section in the newspaper for people to express their views to the editor of the newspaper
- editorial (передовиця) – a news article containing the editor’s opinion
- comic strip – a cartoon series in the newspaper
- TV guide – a section in the newspaper with a guide for TV programs for the coming day or week
Useful Newspapers Vocabulary
- circulation (тираж) – the number of copies a newspaper sold each day or each week (some newspapers have a wider circulation than others)
- edition (видання) – a particular version of a text
- layout (компонування) – the way articles are designed on a page (this can include the position of pictures, the number of columns and the size of headlines)
- attention-grabbing (привертає увагу) – a news story which draws public attention
- eye-catching – a picture or layout which catches a person’s eye
- sensational news – which causes public excitement or interest
- black and white – without colour
- paparazzi – a freelance photographer who follows celebrities
- front page – the first page of a news paper
- subject matter (тема) – the topic dealt with in an article
- proof reader (коректор)– a person who checks a text for errors
- fact checker – a person who checks if the newspaper facts and information in an article are correct
- readership (читацька аудиторія) – the collective readers of a newspaper (some newspapers have a large readership)
- issue (випуск, видання)– a copy of a newspaper; an important topic for a debate
- online news – Інтернет-новини
- a press conference – прес-конференція
- a media outlet – ЗМІ
- yellow journalism – journalism that is based upon sensationalism
- invasion of privacy – порушення приватності
- government censorship – урядова цензура
- to cover a story (висвітлити історію) – to report on an event
- in-depth coverage of (поглиблене висвітлення) – a detailed analysis of
- eyewitness reports (повідомлення очевидців) – descriptions of what happened by people who actually saw an event take place
- breaking news (останні новини) – news which is just coming in
Have practice using Newspapers Vocabulary
Fill in the sentences with the words:
editorials tabloids paparazzi obituaries fact checker headlines regional layout
- I don’t understand why people buy __________ because they don’t contain real news, just gossip.
- Famous people deserve the right to privacy and the government should do more to control and limit __________ .
- There are so many mistakes in that article with information that they’ve got wrong. They really should employ a __________ .
- I’m not keen on the __________ of some newspapers. It seems to me as though they are trying to fill the pages with pictures and big words to get people’s attention but I just think it’s messy.
- Did you read about that amazing hero in World War II that recently died? There was a wonderful article about her life in the __________ today.
- The reason that many people only glance through the papers to read the __________ is that they are so busy and don’t have time to read the details in the articles themselves.
- Although we live in a global world, where international news is important to follow, it is still vital that people read their __________ newspapers in order to learn about the community in which they live.
- I like reading __________ because it’s interesting to read the views of the editor on particular issues.
Answer the questions
- Do you often read the news?
- Which magazines and newspapers do you read?
- What kinds of articles are you most interested in? Why?
- Have you ever read a newspaper or magazine in a foreign language?
- Do you think newspapers and magazines might one day disappear?
- Why is it important to read the news?
- Should the government control what is in our newspapers?
- What kind of person can become a good journalist?
- Can you describe a newspaper or a magazine that you like to read? You should say: what the publication is; what kind of information it contains; how often you read it; explain why you read it.
I hope you find Newspapers Vocabulary useful to speak and write about newspapers and their content.
Based on: ieltsliz.com/newspaper-vocabulary/