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ABCe

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A Dictionary of Journalism

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
36 words

A section of the *Audit Bureau of Circulation established in 1996 to measure the audience reach of *digital

ABC News

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A Dictionary of Journalism

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
51 words

A major broadcast news network in the USA that is engaged in a *ratings battle with *NBC.

aberrant decoding

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A Dictionary of Media and Communication (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
79 words

Making sense of a message or text in terms of a different code from the one used to encode it

above-the-fold

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A Dictionary of Journalism

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
92 words

An item that appears in the top half of the front page of a large-format *newspaper (see broadsheet

above-the-fold

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A Dictionary of Media and Communication (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
52 words

Compare below-the-fold.

1. (print journalism) The top half of a newspaper, visible when folded in a vendor’s rack—the place

above-the-line

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A Dictionary of Journalism

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
80 words

Online material written by journalists as opposed to *user-generated content. The text of an online news story or

above-the-line

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A Dictionary of Media and Communication (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
84 words

1. A business model for creating mainstream advertising, distributing it through mass-media channels, and charging clients a commission. This model

absent presence

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A Dictionary of Media and Communication (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
267 words

See also presence.

1. In *poststructuralist theory, a concept most closely associated with Jacques Derrida, for whom

absent signifier

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A Dictionary of Media and Communication (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
50 words

1. A particular feature which is perceived as missing from a representation in any medium, especially where it is ‘notable

absolute privilege

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A Dictionary of Journalism

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
109 words

The term used for the law whereby journalists in the UK cannot be sued for *defamation for reporting a

A/B testing

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A Dictionary of Social Media

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
41 words

Running two live versions of a webpage or a video (the original and a variant) with viewers automatically divided between

academic

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A Dictionary of Publishing

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
124 words

The publishing sector whose main aim is to ensure accurate dissemination of advances in learning is known as academic or ...

academic networking

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A Dictionary of Social Media

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
24 words

The offline and online development and maintenance of useful contacts having shared or related academic interests. See also citation metrics

academization of journalism

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A Dictionary of Journalism

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
95 words

The process whereby journalism in many countries has become largely a graduate occupation, with new recruits having increasingly been exposed

Academy aperture

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A Dictionary of Media and Communication (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
72 words

Named after the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, this is the standard size of the 35 mm aperture plate

Academy Awards

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A Dictionary of Film Studies

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
450 words

A series of annual commendations awarded by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to film industry

access

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A Dictionary of Journalism

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
69 words

The privileged admittance to news organizations and outlets that some sections of society are said to enjoy, while others tend

access

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A Dictionary of Media and Communication (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
169 words

1. (accessibility) General availability for use: e.g. the percentage of a given population owning or having access to

accommodation

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A Dictionary of Media and Communication (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
122 words

1. (optics) The process where the eye changes focus to keep near or distant objects clearly in view.

2. (

account

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A Dictionary of Social Media

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
43 words

An online social media service for a registered user; often referred to as a *profile. This includes the

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