notebook dump
n. An article or book that is dense with facts but light on story, as though the writer simply copied everything that was in their notebook.

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"His reporting skill seems to outshine his writer's art. Much of 'Uncovering Clinton' reads like what reporters call 'a notebook dump' — a confusing mass of names, dates, places and allegations."
—Harry Levins, "Newsweek reporter was scooped on his own scoop," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 11, 1999

To James Callan for suggesting today's phrase.

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