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tanker yanker

tanker yanker  n.— «Humphreys, who brought a reporter along for the ride, works his way up the 10 gears, just as the gray-bearded, gun-loving, trout-fishing Castro Valley resident has been doing the past 30 years. Beside him in the cab is...

mojo

mojo  n.— «The Florida newspaper employs a fleet of so-called mobile journalists, or “mojos” as they have become known.…“The mojos have high-tech tools—ThinkPads, digital audio recorders, digital still and video...

weather war

weather war  n.— «In the States, they have a name for the media’s increasingly demented obsession with meteorological phenomena: “weather wars.” Anyone who has watched a US reporter narrowly avoid being blown off a rain-lashed...

mica

mica  n.— «When an MPR reporter approached the men, one offers a one-word question—”mica?” which is Spanish slang for an ID that might include a drivers license, a permanent residency card or a Social Security number...

gamer

gamer  n.— «Bradley, best known for his stint on the CBS newsmagazine show “60 Minutes,” a run which began in the 1981-1982 season and lasted until the month before his death, was what some journalists call a “gamer...

open the kimono

open the kimono  v. phr.— «In this situation it’s essential for ABC to inform readers as to the disciplinary action taken. Was the offending reporter fired? Suspended? Given a stern talking to? Was a note put in their file? Maybe. ABC...