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Here are some common terms used in relation to the media.

Agency
In news broadcasting, the term Agency refers to organisations that gather, manage and distribute news material to news publishers and television Channels. Reuters and APTN are two International News Agencies that provide Sky News with the latest worldwide news.

Breaking News
The very latest news - as it happens, wherever it happens.

Broadcast
There are variations to the use of this term in television, but technically this term means that the Channel signal is being sent to, or broadcast out to, public televisions for public viewing.

Bulletins
These are individual news stories ready for broadcast - often with accompanying footage sent in by a Reporter.

Correspondent
Like a reporter, correspondents send news stories and coverage from location to Sky News headquarters.

Headlines
The topics of each news story are summarized into a few words - called Headlines. Sometimes a Presenter may read out the Headlines before or after the News.

Material
Material is the term used to cover all raw news information that comes into Sky News Headquarters. It may be visual, audio only or just electronic data.

Network
A television network is a large Television Corporation such as Channels Seven and Nine in Australia - which not only has its own Channels and programming, but also provides material to news broadcasters such as Sky News Australia.

Reporter
A Reporter is usually a Journalist who works with a Sky News camera/audio crew on location delivering news back to Headquarters.

Studio
This is the soundproof room where it all comes together - a 'stage' for Presenters to read the news, screens to display visual images and data, cameras and sound recording equipment as well as technical crew to operate it all.

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