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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Close observation, esp. of a suspected spy or criminal.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange launched the website’s new project Thursday, the publication of files it claims shows a global industry that gives dictatorships tools to spy on their citizens… ‘Today we release over 287 files documenting the reality of the international mass surveillance industry—an industry which now sells equipment to dictators and democracies alike in order to intercept entire populations,’ Assange told reporters in London.
—Alice Ritchie, AFP