The peril of the press release

[#item_title] In a famous piece of media analysis[1], the average length of a soundbite in a US presidential election was found to have collapsed from 43 seconds in 1968 to just nine by 1988. Although the discovery led to plenty of head-scratching and fears about the “dumbing down” of political discourse, in the end it changed very little. After the first day of...

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presentation

[#item_title] The noun presentation means the official giving, or presenting, of something. The presentation of diplomas at a graduation ceremony is the part that makes many of the parents in the audience cry. A presentation can be a ceremony of giving some gift or award, and it can also be a demonstration or show — like a dog training presentation...

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Definition of presentation

[#item_title] the act of presenting or state of being presented the manner of presenting, esp the organization of visual details to create an overall impressionthe presentation of the project is excellent but the content poor the method of presentinghis presentation of the facts was muddled a verbal report presented with illustrative material, such as slides, graphs, etca presentation on the...

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Definition of present

[#item_title] to introduce (a person) to another, esp to someone of higher rank to introduce to the publicto present a play to introduce and compere (a radio or television show) to show; exhibithe presented a brave face to the world to put forward; submitshe presented a proposal for a new book to bring or suggest to the mindto present a...

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