Journalese is the artificial or hyperbolic, and sometimes over-abbreviated, language regarded as characteristic of the popular media. Joe Grimm, formerly of the Detroit Free Press, likened journalese to a "stage voice": "We write journalese out of habit, sometimes from misguided training, and to sound urgent, authoritative and, well, journalistic. But it doesn't do any of that."
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  • How The Independent got its BuzzFeed on

    … traditions with the type of content that’s sharable. “If I had a Men In Black’s neuralyzer, I’d use it to make journalism graduates forget journalese,” he said. “We encouraged the i100′s team to speak the language of the Web and connect with people emotionally.” The Independent isn’t the first to try to build new audiences away from its traditional…

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