TV-speak to avoid

Plenty of broadcast journalists fall into traps when it comes to writing scripts, but if you think the audience doesn’t notice, think again.

Rob Owen, a TV critic at the Pittsburg Post-Gazette, recently asked people to submit the “most overused TV news phrases.”  Viewers had plenty to offer:


3 comments for “TV-speak to avoid

  1. April 8, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Whenever there’s a big weather event we’re reminded that it’s caused “travel chaos”.

    Snow, floods, wind…all does the same!

  2. crystal
    April 8, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    I find there are things said that are unique to regions. I had never heard any one use the words ‘freezing drizzle’ but I love it. The thing that upsets me is when they make up words “staycation”, “snowpocolypse” who died and made them Shakespeare?

  3. BLG
    April 14, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    By that logic, who died and made Shakespeare Shakespeare?

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