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

    … on visuals that offers social media-oriented twists on the news, explainers and viral Web commentary. The result: stories like “Has the Ryder Cup result been predicted by a psychic Tiger?” Not exactly the type of fare you’d expect from a buttoned-up newspaper brand. Its change in tone comes with a fresh site layout, complete with responsive design…

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