Poynter, “Ben Zimmer’s Work on ‘Meta’ Inspires Metajournalism”

May 7, 2012

In an act of metajournalism, Andrew Beaujon aggregates my work on the word “meta” (and I reaggregate it here). ”Ben Zimmer’s Work on ‘Meta’ Inspires Metajournalism” (Poynter, May 7, 2012)

Ben Zimmer’s Sunday language column about the word “meta” describes how it changed from meaning “above and beyond” to mean “consciously self-referential.” It is, as he writes in the clever beginning of the piece in which he imagines writing the column, “a perfect meta-commentary on the consciously self-referential age we live in.”

Read the rest here. (Related Boston Globe column, Word Routes column)

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