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. (of an event, a person, or a piece of information) Causing great public interest and excitement; 2. (of an account or a publication) Presenting information in a way that is intended to provoke public interest and excitement, at the expense of accuracy; 3. Very good indeed; very impressive or attractive.

‘Morning Joe,’ suggested on the air that the cover was needlessly sensational: ‘I’ll tell you why it bothers me—because it’s a profile of Bill Sears!’

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press