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The Word For Steve Jobs: Visionary

Look at front pages, listen to news broadcasts or search the Web today and the one word that comes up over and over again in reports about the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is: visionary.

President Obama said of Jobs' passing that " the world has lost a visionary."

Fortune calls Jobs " technology's greatest visionary."

ABC News says Apple must now go on " without its visionary."

And Apple itself said the company has "lost a visionary and creative genius."

You rarely see such consensus about someone's legacy.

Program note: This evening on many NPR stations, David Greene will be hosting an hour-long special about Jobs.

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Mark Memmott is NPR's supervising senior editor for Standards & Practices. In that role, he's a resource for NPR's journalists – helping them raise the right questions as they do their work and uphold the organization's standards.