The Key Root for this column: None
Minor Roots: Of Just Passing Interest
Words and Phrases List
Gossip, tabloid, tabloid journalism, yellow journalism
Thoughts for Today
- Do you enjoy gossip? Where does most of it originate? How do you generally respond to it?
- What are gossip-mongers? Do you know any? What useful function, if any, do they perform?
- How do facts, opinions, and gossip differ from one another?
- How does the Media contribute to the dissemination of gossip? TV? Facebook? IM? Email?
- Give an example of "yellow journalism."