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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Critical observation or examination.

The release follows President Obama’s call in June on Clapper to release more information about U.S. surveillance programs in response to greater public scrutiny, which was triggered by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden leaking details of previously secret intelligence gathering programs.

Kevin Johnson & Aamer Madhani, USA Today