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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(of writing, pictures, or talk) Treating sexual matters in an indecent way and typically conveying undue interest in or enjoyment of the subject.

One of the more salacious acts committed by Murdoch’s tabloid The News of the World was hacking into 13-year-old murder victim Milly Dowler’s voicemail and deleting messages so that more could pour in, giving the paper another scoop.

Christopher Robbins, The Gothamist