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This dictionary of terms associated with the field of Journalism and Mass Communication are the extensions of my books Beginners Guide to Journalism, Modern Student Journalism and Enter the World of Mass Media. They are aimed at furthering our understanding of the said subject.
A trainee reporter is essentially referred to as a cub reporter.
A gazette is an official journal, a newspaper of record, or simply a newspaper.
The term gazette first came into use in the Government of Venice first published the monthly Notizie scritte (“Written notices”).Notizie scritte was quite popular not just for its contents but also for the fact that it cost only a Gazetta, a Venitian coin. Soon people began to refer to it simply as a Gazetta and Gazetta began to be emerge as a term synonymous with newspaper or a printed periodical. Later many papers were named Gazettes simply to ‘cash in on the popularity of the term Gazette’ and the term received further impetus..
Correspondents in the districts and small towns who also cover court stories in their respective areas are referred to as Mofussil Correspondents.
A stringer is a part-time reporter who essentially belong to other professions such as law, academics, business administration etc.