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.

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Involved in the constitution or essential character of something : belonging by nature or habit.

Journalists know that covering war is inherently dangerous and that they could get killed in crossfire, but being butchered in front of camera simply for being a reporter is pure barbarism.

Joel Simon, Executive Director of The Committee to Protect Journalists