American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A television program with a mixture of news and entertainment features, such as interviews, commentaries, and reviews. Also called docutainment.
- n. A form of programming (cinematic, television, live action, etc.) that provides both information and entertainment; also known as soft news, the information in infotainment programming consists of mostly celebrity news and human drama.
- n. a film or TV program presenting the facts about a person or event
- Blend of information and entertainment (1982) (Wiktionary)
- info(rmation) + (enter)tainment. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The latest victim of infotainment is education and specifically, the scrutiny of teachers.”
“All these flowing bits and bytes and streams of data, this nebulae of infotainment is concrete and absolute!”
“The lowered guidance, wrote Banc of America analyst Ronald A. Tadross in a Thursday note to investors, is likely driven by a staggered phase-in of Harman's backlog in "infotainment" -- the combination of information and entertainment technology.”
“It is called infotainment, entertaining soundbites that inform you about a product or event.”
“What the industry calls infotainment systems combine safety elements such as emergency response and door unlocking with entertainment through connectivity to portable music devices.”
“It serves as a key source of information and entertainment, known as infotainment, as well as other mobility exploiting applications while being our side - by our side every hour of the day, every day of the week.”
“- Intel rolls out four new Atom processors, designed to fit into a wider variety of devices and applications, including mobile and wireless devices such as smartphones, ecotechnologies, industrial-strength applications and so-called infotainment devices in cars.”
“There was limited use of "infotainment," (using entertainment, such as television shows to pass key health and hygiene messages), even though some "infotainment" pilot projects appeared effective.”
“The moment that whichever U.S. news station coined the term 'infotainment' was the moment that blurring reality moved away from cinema fantasy and into the consciousness of the U.S. and then spread across the world via the global media.”
“I prefer it to the squishy, dishonest "infotainment" garbage you see on CNN, or the New York Times 'current policy of spewing propaganda as news and then periodically trotting the editor out in a hair shirt to do penance for their willful and already-committed sins.”
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Various words that deal with communicating, listed here mostly 'cause I wanted them off my default list.
List of portmanteaus, fact and fiction. These make me laugh.
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