Bill Bennett

Bill Bennett

Unnecessary journalism phrases

The website hasn’t been updated in over a decade, yet there is still value in Unnecessary journalism phrases.

It is just what it says on the label. The website shows the wordy phrases journalists use to pad their copy.

Each phrase is simply illustrated with a handful of recent examples, mainly taken from US newspapers.

Some examples: 

Never Before Lifeless body 4 p.m. in the afternoon

Before we get carried away, many journalists, including myself are paid by the word. A few unnecessary phrases will buy a cup of coffee. Write enough and you can pay off the mortgage.