Kingston (NY) Daily Freeman’s Ivan Lajara saw the Newspaper Journalism Glossary that I linked to in Wednesday’s Morning Report and came up with something more creative.
“I grabbed the terms, took out the meanings and put mine in some of those,” he writes in an email. “It took about an hour, though I added links later. Some things just happen like that.”
Here are just some of the Freeman Life section editor’s definitions:
AP: A wire service that moves a story after everyone else is done tweeting about it.
Bias: A story that’s not slanted the way you wanted.
Circulation: An arrow going down.
Conflict of Interest: White House Correspondents Dinner.
Editor: Angry White Man.
Freelancer: Reporter without health insurance.
Jump: The part of the story where everyone stops reading.
Layout: Something not done in your newsroom anymore.
Mug: The worst possible photo of a person that will become the only photo that is used for that person.
Scoop: Likely inconsequential, if true.
Sidebar: Information reporters didn’t know how to fit in a story, so they wrote another one.
Subhead: Smaller typos.
Lajara welcomes contributions. Post your terms in comments here or on his site.