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Wirespeak: Codes and Jargon of the News Business

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by Copyboy on Dec 4, 2008

Great reading for those of us who worked for newspapers when daily print journalism was fun, when many of our coworkers were true characters, and when that coffee cup on the old reporter's desk probably held bourbon instead. It's a compendium of newsgathering lore and about 200 years of newsroom and wire service shorthand and codes. (You thought "XGR" and "SCOTUS" happened by accident?) "30

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