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“After 10,000 ‘False or Misleading Claims,’ Are We Any Better at Calling Out Trump’s Lies?” | Columbia Journalism Review

  • The Washington Post’s “tireless, thorough documentation [of Trump’s false claims] has reinforced the case that the word ‘lie’ is entirely appropriate much of the time.”

“Allies and Microaggressions” | Inside Higher Ed

  • How to respond to microaggressions with microresistance

“Campaign Urges AP Stylebook to Replace Use of ‘Prostitute’ with ‘Sex Worker'” | N.Y. Daily News

  • Sex worker vs. prostitute

“The Case Against Banning Offensive Words” | The Atlantic

“‘Childless’ or ‘Childfree’: The Difference Matters | RH Reality Check

  • Childfree vs. childless

“The Comforting Fictions of Dementia Care” | The New Yorker

  • Is it ever OK to lie about reality to someone with dementia?

“Dads Caring for Their Kids: It’s Parenting, Not Babysitting” | The Atlantic

  • Parenting vs. babysitting

“Everyone Knows Headlines Are Broken. Here’s How News Organizations Can Start Fixing Them.” | Media Matters for America

  • “One rule must hold true: Reporters should write tweets and headlines as though they’re the only part of a story that people will see. Often, they are.”

“False Reports of Sexual Assault Are Rare. But Why Is There So Little Reliable Data About Them?” | Pacific Standard

  • “Misconceptions about false reporting contribute to underreporting, a very real and widespread phenomenon.”

“The Futility of Standing Athwart Language Yelling ‘Stop!’” | The Atlantic

“Is a Cow a ‘Who’ or a ‘Which’?” | The New York Times

  • She/he/who vs. it/that/which

“It’s Not Always Clear What Constitutes Sexual Harassment. Use This Tool to Navigate the Gray Areas.” | Harvard Business Review

“The Media Are Complacent While the World Burns” | Columbia Journalism Review

  • “Perhaps the media’s most damaging climate-change error has been to cover a science story as if it were a politics story.”

“Meteorologists to Newsrooms: Hurricane Impacts Defy Categorization” | Columbia Journalism Review

  • “The theme for the media should be, ‘Don’t focus on the category, focus on the impact.’” —Marshall Shepherd, director, University of Georgia’s atmospheric sciences program

“Nobody Knows What ‘Troll’ Means Anymore—Least of All Mueller” | Wired

  • “‘Trolls will be trolls’ is to internet culture what ‘boys will be boys’ is to rape culture.”

Not Naming Mass Shooters (Much) Is Now the Norm” | Poynter

  • “Journalists can employ a number of other descriptors, including ‘the assailant,’ ‘the gunman’ or ‘the employee,’ in addition to calling him the shooter or suspect.”

“On the Value of Empathy, Not Othering” | Scientific American

“Our Son’s Father Is a Donor, Not a Dad” | Scary Mommy

  • Donor vs. dad

Please Stop Telling My Children They’re ‘Lucky’” | Scary Mommy

“Stop Calling It a Sex Scandal” | Salon

“There Are Words Scholars Should No Longer Use to Describe Slavery and the Civil War” | History News Network

  • Labor camps vs. plantations
  • Enslavers vs. slave-owners
  • United States troops vs. Union troops

“Tips for Reporting on Traumatic News” | The Buttry Diary

“Trying to Decide If You Should Publish That Dirty Word? Here’s a Step-by-Step Guide” | Poynter

“What’s in a Name? The Battle Over Alternative Meat, Milk and Rice Labeling Rages On.” | The Washington Post

“Why It’s Important to Name the Shooter” | Poynter

“Why It’s Wrong to Label Students ‘At-Risk’” | The Conversation

“Why We Say ‘Car Accident,’ and Why We Need to Stop” | CityLab

  • Crash vs. accident

“Words You’ll Never See Me Use in Restaurant Reviews” | San Francisco Chronicle

  • Soleil Ho covers crack, addictive, guilt, ethnic, authentic, Kaffir lime, slutty, cheap eats, and up-and-coming neighborhood.

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