09/12/13 News Roundup
Submitted by Erin Brenner on Thu, 09/12/2013 - 5:20am
Featured Topic: Turgid Writing
Some publications and writing styles suffer greatly from turgid prose. Today’s News Roundup offers a lesson in and some promise of clarity.
- “A Tour of the Black Museum”: A few examples of turning turgid prose into clear communication. (Angry Sub-Editor)
- “The ‘Times’ Tries Zeugma, and Readers’ Patience”: In headline writing, a rhetorical device is a good thing. Overuse of that device is not. (Lingua Franca)
- “Bloomberg’s Very Strange Headlines Are in Danger of Making Sense”: Clarity has never been a requirement of Bloomberg headlines. Is that changing? (Quartz)