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Anyone who has worked in a newsroom knows there are loads of acronyms and quick terms thrown around in common parlance.

Many inexperienced reporters have been thrown for a loop over being asked to "file a story", "come up with a strapline" or "do a NIB". Bookmark this glossary of journalistic terms compiled by JournoResources fellow Sharron Logan which covers all the essentials - ideal if you are going on work experience or starting your first entry-level job and want to impress.

If an editor asks you for more "colour", they are not asking you to get your colouring pens out. Instead, what they mean is: "a sensory description of the news being reported, e.g. a person's appearance, actions, or the setting."

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