pack journalism

noun

Definition of pack journalism

: journalism that is practiced by reporters in a group and that is marked by uniformity of news coverage and lack of original thought or initiative

Examples of pack journalism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What creates pack journalism—then and now—is the simple human reality that no one wants to be wrong. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, 12 Mar. 2020 Everybody denounces pack journalism, including the men who form the pack. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, 12 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of pack journalism

1972, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pack journalism was in 1972

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“Pack journalism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pack%20journalism. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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