Definitions

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  • noun The jargon used by the media.

Etymologies

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media +‎ -speak

Examples

  • In mediaspeak, if you thought invading Iraq and signing the NAFTA trade pact were good ideas, you're a pragmatist.

    Jeff Cohen: Announcing the P.U.-litzer Prizes for 2008

  • "In mediaspeak and political discourse, the human toll of corporate domination and the warfare state is routinely abstract," wrote Solomon.

    America's top exports: Grief, sorrow, and loss

  • Why does the "national conversation" (itself, a nauseating bit of politico-mediaspeak) never quite reach critical mass on something like that?

    Marc Kusnetz: Imus and the National Conversation

  • In mediaspeak and political discourse, the human toll of corporate domination and the warfare state is routinely abstract.

    Norman Solomon: In Honor of My Mother and the Power of Love

  • In mediaspeak, if you thought invading Iraq and signing the NAFTA trade pact were good ideas, you're a pragmatist.

    Announcing the P.U.- litzer Prizes for 2008

  • Understanding that the key to new media is the conversation rather than the content is part of reaching understanding; but when there is much p.r. telling individuals who desire to participate that the currencey they must distribute is information – with, perhaps a pithy comment or two - the opportunity for conversation can easily be curtailed and fashioned as old-mediaspeak.

    Who wants to own content? « BuzzMachine

  • The practice of suffixing words with "- speak" and "- think" (groupthink, mediaspeak) as well as the abbreviation of "luv" for love arguably originated with the novel. [citation needed]

    Background information for George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four

  • Riot Acts spotlights and identifies the names of a wealth of artists -- from the ridiculously talented Novice Theory to San Francisco's storytelling hip-hop MC Katastrophe and the positively anarchic Trannysaurus Sex -- but the movie never tries to shoehorn them into biology-is-destiny square pegs of mainstream mediaspeak.

    Baltimore City Paper

  • This one says "'Asians,' of course, is UK mediaspeak for Muslims."

    Seeing the Forest

  • In this latest case a gang of "Asian" men (mediaspeak for muslims) including Waqas Shah racially abused Dean Cotterill, his girlfriend and sister as the trio were standing outside of a pub - minding their own business - having a smoke.

    UP Pompeii

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