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:



  1. 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?

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