10 September 2008

Reporterese





612 ABC Brisbane’s Madonna King bares
her eclectic brand of reporterese before
most wake to events she makes today’s
news breaking. But she’s a fiery 20 year
career vet beneath the mild turn of phrase
with journo credentials ranging from police
rounds desk of The Courier-Mail to political
correspondent in Canberra’s press gallery,
to journalism scholarship in the USA. This
morning she completes a 30 hour straight
stint to equate to doctors’ routines at ICU.
Hey, it’s great for her ratings; it doesn’t do
much for the news – that’s to say news รก la
King, but atmospheric radio wallpaper is all
that matters these days.
© 8 July 2008, I. D. Carswell
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