|1.||Michael Jackson Syndrome|
A pathological desire to defame and discredit a good person, which manifests itself mainly in journalists and tabloid reporters, leading to slander, misrepresentation, and a compulsion to ignore the truth in favor of scandal or juicy gossip. One of the most notable practitioners is "Hard Copy"'s Diane Dimond who for the majority of her career has allowed her obsession with Michael Jackson to completely warp her professional ethics and make her credibility a joke.
Journalists with Michael Jackson Syndrome can't tell the truth about anyone more famous and successful than they are--they're pathetic.
Practice in journalism where journalists are given money in envelopes so they would write favorable reports about the person giving them money. It's another term for payola.
Envelopmental journalism is practiced by corrupt and greedy journalists.
A sometimes obsessive contributor to Urban Dictionary whose style is more apropros to an Urban Encyclopedia listing or a private blog posting.
Long, rambling opinions fill the page, or pages, required for the Urban Journalist's "definition" -- (including retorts to every previous post).
"Some Urban Dictionary "editors" are really URBAN JOURNALISTs."
"I heard that the URBAN JOURNALIST, KungFu Jesus was 86ed from Wikipedia; and, I believe it."
1. Journalists who seem to be completeley oblivious to how the world functions outside of the newsroom.
2. Players in the news media that project a disdain for the common man,while oblivious to the fact that they are several levels of intelligence below the average viewer themselves
3. When a media broadcaster offers advice that is either completely useless, or so obvious your cat knew about it at 1 week old, And you begin to wonder if they had just discovered this information themselves for the first time.
1. Rick Romero is a Journotard
2. The 5 oclock news has been given a title, such as "Death Storm 2006"
3. ".... and when that snow begins to stick on the roadway, it will become much more slippery out here" "back to you Bob"
Students at Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism. Used in a perjorative sense by professors and outsiders. The word is formed by combining the school's name with a common pleasure instrument known as a dildo.
"I told you Medill-dos to get at least two sources for each story -- not just one. You say you want to be journalists but you are all too lazy," said one irate Medill professor.
"They're only Medill-dos," whispered the city councilman to his assistant. "They want to be journalists some day, but nobody ever sees any of their stories. You don't have to worry about what you say to them.
"That's why there's a pimple-faced kid holding the microphone. Nobody would put him on the air in the real world."
A horde of photographers and/or journalists that gather to snap that first shot, or ask that first question , at a scene of media excitement, usually involving a famous person mired in controversy, or even just joe public thrown into the spotlight for a similar outrage or scandal.
'The parents were greeted by a media scrum, as they arrived at the police station for questioning over the disappearance of their daughter.'
Noun: a free trip obtained by music journalists, usually paid for by a record company, artist's management or event promoter.
Verb: the act of obtaining the above.
"I had this great sweeney to Italy, the label paid airfares, hotel and everything."
"I sweeneyed a great trip to Italy."
Used by World Music journalists in the UK for at least a decade. Named after a UK journalist of that surname who is/was remarkably adept at this skill.