Loaded Language and the Dilemma in Journalism


Alexandra Kitty

Series: Languages and Linguistics
BISAC: LAN004000; LAN008000
DOI: https://doi.org/10.52305/XCQA4805

The problems of loaded language in journalism have eroded professional credibility over the years, and yet the journalist has a bounty of empirical and psychological tools to counter disinformation and propaganda by the use of the word alone. What are the best practices for investigative journalists to interview and present information in an emotionally literate manner? How and why is loaded language used, and how can a reporter counter attempts at gaslighting and manipulation? How does the profession reinvent the interview to connect to audiences through multiple literacies? Drawing from studies in the social sciences, this definitive book looks at the primal, emotional, and analytical aspects of words and their neurobiological effect on audiences, as it shows how to avoid loaded language, spin, propaganda, atmosphere, narrative, and sophistry.

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Table of Contents

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Chapter 1:  The Psychology of Verbal Data

Chapter 2:  Connotation and Denotation

Chapter 3:  Loaded Language

Chapter 4: Reality and Perception

Chapter 5: Propagandistics and Therapeutics

Chapter 6: Primal, Emotional, Analytical

Chapter 7: Atmosphere, Narrative, Sophistry

Chapter 8: The Structure of Questions

Chapter 9: The Psychology of Questions

Chapter 10: The Structure of Answers

Chapter 11:  The Psychology of Answers

Chapter 12: Leakage and Nonverbals

Chapter 13:  Countering Media Training

Chapter 14:  Countering Nudging

Chapter 15: Nonverbal Interviewing Techniques

Chapter 16: Defensive Interviewing Techniques

Chapter 17: Grice Matrices

Chapter 18: Constructing an Interview Strategy

Chapter 19: Reliability, Validity, Utility

Appendix: Loaded Language Checklist


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Alexandra Kittyhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0592-8620

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