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This US group was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1978 by Steve Allen (guitar, vocals) and Ron Flynt (bass, vocals), two expatriate musicians from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Drummer Mike Gallo ...

power law distribution

power law distribution  

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A mathematical relationship between the frequency and size of an event, where the frequency increase is inversely proportional to its size increase. For example, the Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto ...
concealment error

concealment error  

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(television) Digital dropout that is caused by some break in the code for which error-correcting software cannot compensate.
chequebook journalism

chequebook journalism  

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Pejorative term for the controversial journalistic practice of paying a source for information (often for an exclusive story).
Peoplemeter

Peoplemeter  

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A device attached to a television set recording who watches what and when. Viewers identify themselves by pushing buttons.
reader

reader  

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Any individual decoder or interpreter of a message or text: a real reader as distinct from an implied reader.
videotape

videotape  

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Plastic tape coated with a ferromagnetic material which stores a video signal through electromagnetism. See also electronic recording.
inherited audience

inherited audience  

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Term used in research within the broadcast media for an audience that carries over from a previous programme.
intimization

intimization  

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A trend in journalism where a public figure's private life is considered likely to appeal to the target audience.
ground

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1. For usage in literary theory, see metaphor.2. For usage in relation to perception, see figure and ground.
online editing

online editing  

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In television post-production, typically a final edit in which effects, shots, and captions are added to a programme.
wild sound

wild sound  

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(film and television) Any unsynchronized sound that is added to a mix. See also synchronization; track.
media mix

media mix  

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The use of two or more different media together in an advertising campaign. See also marketing communications mix.
advertisement

advertisement  

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An attention-grabbing presentation in any medium which typically serves the marketing function of persuading consumers to purchase a product or service but which may also function to raise or ...
aliasing

aliasing  

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1. The rendering of curves or diagonal lines in a television or digital image as a series of steps. Aliasing is an artefact of the process of rasterization in television and quantization in digital ...
conversational style

conversational style  

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An individual's general manner of speaking in interpersonal communication in relation to tempo, pauses, and conversational turn-taking, as identified by Tannen in a book of the same name. See also ...
product-information format

product-information format  

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A style of advertising that focuses primarily on the product and stresses its utility. This includes description, characteristics, benefits, price, performance, design, and construction. It tends to ...
perceptual set

perceptual set  

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A temporary readiness or predisposition to perceive in a particular way. See also Aufgabe, Einstellung, set (2).
shooting ratio

shooting ratio  

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In film and television, the amount of material filmed as rushes compared to the amount which ends up in the finished presentation: typically 5:1 for dramas and 20:1 for documentaries, although these ...
social media

social media  

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A broad category or genre of communications media which occasion or enable social interaction among groups of people, whether they are known to each other or strangers, localized in the same place or ...
media consumption

media consumption  

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1. An analysis of the relationship between media and their audiences measured in circulation figures, viewing amounts, or visitor numbers.2. A way of measuring media use according to the percentage ...

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