Newswordy and Newsmap

| September 22, 2011 | 0 Comments 

Buzzwords are frequently used in news media. These are words that do not typically occur in everyday speech, but are common among newscasters, talking heads, and pundits on cable news.

These ‘news words’ are accepted by audiences for their implied meaning. But often loaded words are misused or used out of context. The actual definitions can be different than what is implied.

Newswordy is a growing collection of these words*, updated every weekday. Along with each word is a definition, a quote with its use (or misuse) in the media, and a news and Twitter feed on the subject.

Some powerful examples should mean we become less Intransigent. about our definitions of these terms. They could offer some Certitude. and make sure you don’t Vacillate. in the future.

*Click the tiny graphic, in the top right-hand corner, to find an archive of past words.

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This links well with Newsmap which is an application that visually demonstrates the constantly changing landscape of the “Google News” news aggregator.

The more frequently a story is reported in the news, the larger it becomes in the “map”.

It is also possible to compare different countries, and to see which elements are given more coverage in those countries. You can view the map by region, topic, or time.

Two fascinating, and discussion provoking, tools.

 

Category: 2) Useful n Interesting

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