Journalese: A Dictionary for Deciphering the News

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Marion Street Press, Dec 1, 2012 - Humor - 192 pages
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A comprehensive A-to-Z dictionary of journalistic buzzwords and phrases, this witty book is both a handy reference and a humorous look at the true absurdity of journalists' tired quips and cliches. With an irreverent tone, the authors present hundreds of entries, the majority of which are accompanied by real-world examples and well-phrased criticisms, on topics such as incendiary leads, double entendres, media shoptalk, teasers, hidden agendas, and tabloid-TV excesses. A go-to resource for journalists, students, and word lovers, this book is a vanguard for identifying the misled word-based methods employed by modern media outlets.
 

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Contents

Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Section 4
Section 5
Section 6
Section 7
Section 8
Section 15
Section 16
Section 17
Section 18
Section 19
Section 20
Section 21
Section 22

Section 9
Section 10
Section 11
Section 12
Section 13
Section 14
Section 23
Section 24
Section 25
Section 26
Section 27
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About the author (2012)

Paul Dickson is the author of Baseball’s Greatest Quotes; The Dickson Baseball Dictionary; Drunk: The Definitive Drinker’s Dictionary; and Toasts: Over 1,500 of the Best Toasts, Sentiments, Blessings, and Graces. He lives in Garrett Park, Maryland. Bob Skole has worked as a newspaper, radio, and television journalist. He lives in Boston. They are the coauthors of Volvo Guide to Halls of Fame.

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