A while back on Twitter I asked if anyone knew a collective noun for journalists other than ‘pack’. I was so taken with the replies that I thought I’d give them another airing here.
In no particular order, and for the most part fitting into the sentence “I just came across a _______ of journalists”, here they are:
the journalati (@TimDNorris)
beat up .. as in a beat up of journalists covering a round (@samfarrow)
Feedback via Twitter has so far resulted in three votes for a ‘rumour’ of journalists and one for a ‘scoop’.