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October 03, 2005

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

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

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.

Posted by Kayla Sawyer at October 3, 2005 10:59 PM


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.

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at October 4, 2005 08:41 AM

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