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The Press

Not to be confused with an actual printing press, the phrase “The Press” refers to reporters, editors and other journalists who report the news. Those who like to occupy their days disparaging “the media” probably intend to be disparaging “the press” but lack the historical context and vocabulary to disparage the proper group. The press… read more »

The Media

This is a broad and general term often used by detractors to sully the reputation of some news organization they do not fancy. It is largely taken to encompass the entire news business as a whole, but those using the term mean “All news sources except for the one or two that I get my… read more »


In the beginning-ish, when Neanderthals first began drawing animals on the walls of caves, they were in some small measure creating the first works of journalism. They went out of the caves with their clubs, faced a treacherous world, brought home dinner, created fire and returned to their caves to report their findings to those… read more »