Topic-Specific Vocabulary About Media

Vocabulary about Media

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Words and Collocations

PR nightmare 
An embarrassing event that creates a bad reputation for a person, group, or business 
One bad review or an angry comment from an unsatisfied customer can create a PR nightmare for any business.
To spread information or ideas to as many people as possible 
Health authorities should foster good practices by disseminating information.
the mass media 
The newspapers, television, radio, and the internet that reach large numbers of people 
There is no definitive answer to whether the mass media is good or bad.
mass communication
The process of disseminating information through mass media to large segments of the population.
Developments in technology may signal the end of mass communication and the rise of more personalized media.
Screen time 
The amount of time spent using a device with a screen such as a smartphone, computer, television, or video game console
Doctors suggest that parents limit their children’s recreational screen time to fewer than two hours a day.

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Surf the net 

To look through the information on the internet 
Surveys show millions of workers use their office computers to play games, surf the net, or worse.

go viral
If a video, image, or story goes viral, it spreads quickly and widely on the Internet through social media and e-mail.
The video went viral on social media.

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