Unnecessary journalism phrases is just what it says on the label. The website shows the wordy phrases journalists use to pad their copy.

Each phrase is simply illustrated with a handful of recent examples, mainly taken from US newspapers.

The latest: Never Before

I’m thinking of adding some terms commonly used in New Zealand and Australian newspapers. If you can think of any local phrases, feel free to email me or add them to the comments below.

Updated: There is an example from Wellington’s The Dominion Post at the Unnecessary journalism phrases: uncertain future.

One thought on “Unnecessary journalism phrases

  1. “That’s exactly right”
    “He is a genuine fast bowler” (as against a fake one?)
    “Bundled out”, “In the hunt”, “Packing winds of…”

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