the back end of an overused listicle format, as in ‘Journo-thaurus A-Z’.
aka expense claims, widely credited as being the greatest-ever works of fiction.
short for white-on-black. A trick of the design trade where the normal white-on-black style is reversed. Can be used with colours.
the more accurate description for ‘freelancing’ or ‘working from home.’
a top-to-bottom re-write of incompetently prepared copy.
a shame-laden repository for unsuccessful pieces of writing.
journo-euphemism for a 180-degree change of direct. Often hides realisation of calamitous misjudgement. Also redundo, payments made to journalists who invariably “couldn’t be happier” and were “just about to leave anyway”. Also readers, aka nuisances – especially when they try to contact you.
polite term used by editors meaning ‘Oi, writer, I have no idea what you are driffling on about.’