Silver Spring, MD -- (ReleaseWire) -- 03/07/2018 -- Communications editor Barry Beckham says that "interesting" is the most overused word by media journalists. Beckham's calculation is based on his informal survey of major television network newscasts since January 2018.
"Everything is described as interesting—whether it's a comment, situation, or score," he says in his latest free newsletter on communications, Better English 101: http://beckhamhouse.com/betterenglish.html.
Beckham says that all major networks as well as mid-audience stations are captivated with the use of "interesting" rather than to stretch for a more original term like "fascinating," or "thought-provoking." Beckham mentions that he was surprised to see a reporter from "The Wall Street Journal's" use the term "really fascinating" on MSNBC. See his video report here: https://youtu.be/Cpyf9B-IaFA.
He lists 10 words in the video that are better substitutes for "interesting." In addition, for writers who want a visual reminder, Beckham offers a downloadable chart listing his 10 favorite replacement words. Download it here.
About Barry Beckham
Barry Beckham is considered one of our most innovative prose writers who has brought a variety of experiences to his work. He is a distinguished novelist and founder of the Beckham Publications Group. He has been a public relations writer for the Chase Manhattan Bank and AT&T, and a tenured English professor at Brown and Hampton Universities. He can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/barry.beckham.
About Beckham Publications Group
Beckham Publications Group, Inc. (www.beckhamhouse.com) is a major Internet publisher specializing in cutting edge and multicultural titles. Founder and president Barry Beckham is a novelist whose works have been critically acclaimed by The New York Times Book Review and was director of the graduate writing program at Brown University where he taught for 17 years.
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