Journalese: A Dictionary for Deciphering the News [NOOK Book]

Overview

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, ...

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Journalese: A Dictionary for Deciphering the News

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936863570
  • Publisher: Marion Street Press, LLC
  • Publication date: 12/13/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,107,212
  • File size: 876 KB

Meet the Author

Paul Dickson

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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