The Working Journalist's Style Guide

Al Jazeera kicks off a 26-part series with the letter A.

To wit:

accident. n., Airstrike in Afghanistan by NATO/ISAF forces usually killing scores of men, women and children.     

airstrike. n., See accident.

alleviate. v. tr., Often used by the UN secretary-general. Usually sandwiched between “aim to” and “poverty”.

answer. n., Something said or done in reaction to question from anchor, often interjected or cut-off before point is made.

authentic. adj., Youtube video and/or blog or Facebook update from activist in restive country. For immediate broadcast.

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    Once completed, I would buy this dictionary to read aloud to my children every night. Al Jazeera is the greatest. Click...
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    The definition encapsulates the mindset of the average journalist when confronted with tips or reports of incidents. It...
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    My favorites: alive. adj., Not newsworthy. See dead. ally. n., Visionary leader who hears and obeys the US president....
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    I enjoyed asylum seeker. n. Unskilled, usually lazy third-world traveller. Exaggerates own country’s internal problems....
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