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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1. A raised platform on which a person stands to make a public speech, receive an award or medal, play music, or conduct an orchestra; 2. A similar platform for supporting a movie or television camera.

For the first time, elected officials won’t speak [on September 11th] at an occasion that has allowed them a solemn turn in the spotlight…Some victims’ relatives and commentators praised the decision…But others said keeping politicians off the rostrum smacked of…politics.

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press