Myth 3 The media are ruining English
For decades, even centuries, so-called language ‘defenders’ have been popping up. They want to prevent the change of a language. While recently it’s the media that is blamed, in the past teachers, parents and even the press were at fault for this and were even considered linguistic criminals. They should follow the rules created. Yet when you look at our history you can see that this is not a new phenomenon. Shakespeare himself, known as one of the greatest writers in the English language, broke the rule by saying “between you and I” instead of saying the correct “between you and me”.
Dirty fingernails fallacy: journalists use language sloppily
People believe that journalists don’t pay enough attention to language details, but they do. In fact, the media doesn’t invent the words, people start using new words that become more and more popular and the media just picks it up from them.
Garbage heap fallacy: journalism is junk writing
Journalists are taught to write in a shorter and more informative way that will catch your attentions and that is not a bad thing. Famous writer George Orwell even had writing rules that is still used by my journalists to this day.
I agree with the media just picking up new terms created by people. I remember a Vine existing where a girl threw something while yelling 'Yeet', there may have already been many people using that words, but it wasn't until thousands had seen it on Vine that it spread pretty much all over the world.
Part of a journalist's job is to catch your attention, which usually happens by creating a short but strong headline. They are doing their job and if they are using new words it's because they have been paying attention to the people and what they have been doing and saying.