Journalese: A Dictionary for Deciphering the News

Journalese: A Dictionary for Deciphering the News

by Paul Dickson, Robert Skole
     
 

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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 clichés. 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

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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 clichés. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936863129
Publisher:
Marion Street Press, LLC
Publication date:
12/13/2012
Pages:
108
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Paul Dickson is the author of more than 60 books including Sputnik: The Shock of the Century, The Bonus Army: an American Epic (with Tom Allen) and Bill Veeck: Baseball's Greatest Maverick. He lives in Garrett Park, Maryland. Robert Skole hasworked as a reporter, editor and foreign correspondent. He lives in Boston. They are the coauthors of Volvo Guide to Halls of Fame.

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