What Brexit Means for Assignment Editors


There is a term among those who study journalism called Afghanistanism that means, roughly, the practice of concentrating on problems in distant parts of the world while ignoring controversial local issues. There also is a term among those who study news websites that focus on writing recency-rich made-for-Google headlines  called, “What time is the Superbowl?” 

“What Brexit means” and its variant, “What does Brexit mean?” is a mix of these two “news value” factors: Attempts to take something remote to most of the world (Brexit} and localize its impact in order to show up in a Google news search.


A small sampling of hundreds of articles appearing in news sources indexed during the past 32 hours by Google News

What Brexit means for savings

What Brexit means for your pensions, mortgages and money

What Brexit means for the Bank of England

What Brexit means for the economy, markets, and business

What Brexit means for U.S, investors

What Brexit means for British tourists travelling to Europe?

What Brexit means for immigration

What Brexit Means for the City of London

What Brexit means for UK nationals living in Europe

What Brexit Means For Tech

What Brexit means for sport

What Brexit means for the Premier League

What Brexit means for Australia

What Brexit means for Northern Ireland

What Brexit means for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

What Brexit means for the 2016 election

What Brexit means for shopping, petrol prices, pensions, house prices, the NHS and crime