1. A BoingBoing reader asks: Did newspaper journalism sound its own death knell by relying on morbid jargon? Plenty of examples spring to mind: morgue, kill (and even more shockingly, kill fee), widows and orphans, slug, cutline, bleed, and of course deadline. Read the comments for more.
2. Wordie, an endlessly engrossing compendium of word lists (or as it describes itself, "like Flickr, but without the photos"), has compiled 190 actual newspaper names and invites readers to create new ones. Hyphenation encouraged. How about the Wasilla Dealer-Informer? The Indianapolis Inquisitor-Vindicator? The Okaloosa Optic-Topic?
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