AP Guide to News Writing (Ch. 5 - 7)

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AP Guide to News Writing (Ch. 5 - 7)

There's a certain power in language. You can see it in the many different connotations a word can have, and how it can show emotional overtones even when used innocently. I never realized how careful you had to be. From the examples given in chapter seven, loaded words can be very dangerous.

I think journalese can often be found in weather reports. They’re rarely stoic and often say things like “pelted with hail,” especially during storms when they want to sound urgent. They also typically mention how the weather will affect our mood.

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You're right. TV stations hype the weather report, when all you really need is a three-second glance at a 5-day forecast graphic.

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