In So Many Words

Info-Comics by Larry Paros

The Story Behind the News

The Key Root for this column: None

Minor Roots: Of Just Passing Interest

Words and Phrases List

Gossip, tabloid, tabloid journalism, yellow journalism

Thoughts for Today

  1. Do you enjoy gossip? Where does most of it originate? How do you generally respond to it?
  2. What are gossip-mongers? Do you know any? What useful function, if any, do they perform?
  3. How do facts, opinions, and gossip differ from one another?
  4. How does the Media contribute to the dissemination of gossip? TV? Facebook? IM? Email?
  5. Give an example of "yellow journalism."