Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That member of the editorial staff of a newspaper whose business it is to attend to the collecting and editing of news items.
“He was one of those people who when they die, because for years they have shared a table in a restaurant on the boulevard with its news-editor, are described as”
“Mr. Clotworthy turned him over to Mr. Tarleton, the news-editor, who was instructed to give him hints on his work and introduce him to other members of the staff.”
“Seven sub-editors "spiked" it, three made of it a "fill-par.," one gave it a headline and sent it up as an eight-line "news-par."; one, in the offices of the _Daily_, read it, laughed; spoke to the news-editor; finally carried it up to Mr. Bitt.”
“These he had taken to the news-editor; and the news-editor had treated them and him with contempt.”
“It was very long and was only about half done when the news-editor returned.”
“Whereupon the news-editor requested me to go and write an 'end' for the story.”
“The news-editor has just been in to give me an assignment for to-morrow, bad 'cess to him.”
“I recall one occasion when consideration of some tyrannical act of our immediate chief, the news-editor, led our talk by way of character and morality to questions of religion.”
“But the fact remained that in treating that gathering as I did, on the lines laid down by my news-editor, I knew that I was being dishonest, that I was conveying an untrue impression.”
“The news-editor never took his eyes from Bat's copy.”
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