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What is the tag for?

I have a piece of journalism I want to write, and want advice, but I don't know where to do it.

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    Writing advice is generally outside the scope of this site, unless it concerns some very specific, narrow problem. The tag has not been used much, so there is no well established practice its use; it was probably intended for the questions that seek analysis of the vocabulary and syntax of English used in journalism, in so far as they are different from what can be seen in other settings (i.e. the questions about what is sometimes referred to as 'journalese').
    – jsw29
    Jun 24, 2023 at 15:12
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    @jsw I think that's an answer.
    – Andrew Leach Mod
    Jun 24, 2023 at 17:08
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    Plus all tags on this group are faulty and contradictory and randomly applied, by new users who have no idea what they're supposed to mean. I never pay any attention to them, and gods know I wish no one else did, either. Totally useless, imo. Jun 24, 2023 at 19:23
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    Tags aren't perfect but imagine you've a question about the word "the" or genitive "'s" or any other common English word or morpheme. Searching for "the" or "s" won't get you far. (Admittedly part of the problem is it's not clear how to add or remove a tag, or who should be doing this.)
    – Stuart F
    Jun 28, 2023 at 14:20
  • Given the variety of terminology used there, and the anxious cluelessness of the students who ask questions here, there's not a prayer they could find out what they want to know, because they always ask about something else that doesn't quite fit and they don't know why. You can't search for that. Jun 30, 2023 at 20:56

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Going through most of the questions in that tag, they fall into a few groups:

Terms used by journalists/terms related to journalism:

Phenomena seen in print:

Random tagging, occasionally from an OP who found the term in a newspaper:


As to your question about asking for advice, @jsw29 wrote in a comment

Writing advice is generally outside the scope of this site, unless it concerns some very specific, narrow problem. The tag has not been used much, so there is no well-established practice its use; it was probably intended for the questions that seek analysis of the vocabulary and syntax of English used in journalism, in so far as they are different from what can be seen in other settings (i.e. the questions about what is sometimes referred to as 'journalese').

If your question is more about creating an effect or writing journalism in general, and less about the English Language, I suggest posting on Writing.SE as an alternative. They also have a [Journalism] tag, for which the excerpt reads:

This tag should be used for questions about writing practices relating to journalism, such as style guides, ethics and ways to publish.

If your question falls under that scope, it's far likelier to be on-topic there than it is here.

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