Firestorm: At least two people protest or complain. Highly respected: One degree above highly regarded. Machiavellian: Any actions by politicians the paper does not support.
Fledgling: A young and inexperienced person, but often used by fledgling reporters to mean faltering. Hero: Just about anyone in uniform or someone who gets a cat down from a tree. Politicians the paper does support are wise, savvy, strategic, shrewd or astute players of the political game.
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The vectors of the words in your query are compared to a huge database of of pre-computed vectors to find similar words.As newspapers continue to plow forward with buyouts and the slashing of staff, with copy editors usually absorbing the brunt of these cuts-are terms running amok in newsrooms today or slipping through the cracks (more often than they should) without the eagle eyes of experienced copy editors?``Newspapers' cutting down copy desks has created a tsunami of journalese’’ Skole concedes.Also a military operation that the reporter doesn’t approve of. Sketchy: Reporter doesn’t know what the heck is going on.Unconfirmed: It may not be true, but we want to print this before the opposition did.Thanks to authors Paul Dickson and Robert Skole and the recent publication of ``Journalese: A Dictionary for Deciphering the [Marion Street Press] this is the first dictionary devoted specifically to `` for those not familiar with the term, is a code word for journalist jargon, distinguished by clichés, sensationalism, and triteness of thought, which usually appear in your local newspaper but is rarely spoken at the office water cooler.The authors in their introduction make it clear, however, this dictionary isn’t intended to pass judgment, and neither is it meant to be a celebration of .Aside from its pure entertainment value, this is practically a mandatory book for any writer to have parked next to their computer or laptop-since it will undoubtedly serve as a handy and useful reference guide to prevent falling victim to some of the most worn-out and overused phrases in American journalism. Paul Dickson, the co-author of this book and author of more than 60 books, including ``The Dickson Baseball Dictionary’’, ``The Congress Dictionary ‘’ (with Paul Clancy), and a ``Dictionary of the Space Age and Slang ’’, has been collecting terms for years.Some of the terms, in fact, were so outdated they couldn’t be used in this book.So Dickson decided to team with Robert Skole, a Boston resident, who has worked as a reporter, editor and foreign correspondent.They previously collaborated on another book, ``The Volvo Guide to Halls of Fame: The Traveler's Handbook of North America's Most Inspiring and Entertaining Attractions.’’ The dictionary took about a year to compile as they scoured words, such as with hackneyed examples of the word ``Many.’’ For their sidebar devoted to Bible phrases titled ``Gospel Journalese’’, the website The Blue Letter Bible , an online resource packed with useful information and data of words used in the Bible was another gold mine.