“They've been getting a bit of media attention lately.”
Your friend is in a band. The band is starting to become successful and was recently featured on a TV show and in a magazine. You tell another friend about it.
They've been getting a bit of media attention lately.
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"A bit" means the same thing as "a little". It's just a bit more formal.
It's a bit cold out.
"A bit of" something means "some":
I had a bit of money after selling my company, so I invested it in stocks.
Use this phrase to talk about events that started a few weeks or months ago, and have continued or repeated until now. For example:
I've been eating a lot of junk food lately.
What have you been doing lately?
There's a little confusion about the difference between "recently" and "lately". "Lately" is more appropriate for continuing situations, while "recently" is better for events that happened just once, a couple of times, or that have continued but are finished now:
Have you been going to the gym a lot lately? You look great!
I ran into Stacy recently at the Food Emporium.
Magazines, tv, radio, and the newspaper are all examples of the “media”. If a person or group are featured on one of these, you can say they are “getting media attention".
He got a lot of media attention with the corruption scandal.
His app has been getting a lot of media attention lately, like on a few different websites.
Note that “media attention” generally isn’t used for social media, but can be used for online newspaper and magazine articles.