Journalism jargon: The words newsrooms should boot

A list of words and phrases that The Daily Beast and New York magazine suggest reporters should avoid. Care to add your own?

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But when journalists start to collectively overuse certain words and phrases, other journalists take note.

In this case, it’s The Daily Beast, which created a list of phrases that journalists should avoid:

• Exclusive
• Breaking
• Unbiased, nonpartisan
• National conversation
• Walked it back
• Some say, experts say, critics say
• Trolling

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