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Jill Abramson Slings Media Slang

During a talk at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, Jill Abramson showed off some fresh media slang, so try and keep up, suckas. If you’re in the media business, you better educate yourself of the following, via Capital New York:

  • Snowfall (verb): To create an amazing digital feature, such as the Pulitzer-winning “Snow Fall” piece published by the New York Times last December. “Everyone wants to snowfall now, every day, all desks,” said Abramson.
  • Pizza Story (noun): A complex, breaking news story that requires extensive reporting. “The pizza boxes stack up,” when such a story happens, explained Abramson.

Now we know you’re wondering if these are real slang terms or just nonsense. But trust us. If you use either and your colleague or editor questions their validity, don’t even worry about it. They need to check themselves; not you.

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