from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A room, as in a newspaper office or radio or television station, where news stories are written and edited.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The office of a news organisation, especially that part of it where the journalists work and news stories are processed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A room where news is collected and disseminated, located in the offices of a newspaper, magazine, or news broadcast organization.
- n. A room where periodicals are sold; a reading room supplied with newspapers, magazines, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A room where newspapers, and often also magazines, reviews, etc., are kept on file for reading; a reading-room.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the staff of a newspaper or the news department of a periodical
- n. an office in which news is processed by a newspaper or news agency or television or radio station
- n. a reading room (in a library or club) where newspapers and other periodicals can be read
No one wants a real iconoclast making everyone uncomfortable, and if everyone in the newsroom is anti-gun, NRA members are not going to be welcome.
Over at the Washington Post, an editor named Marie Arana criticized her own paper saying: The elephant in the newsroom is our narrowness.
Or rather, what if the newsroom is the community and the community is the newsroom.
Its newsroom is considered the most modern in Europe.
** UPDATE 10/30/10*** Greg Sargent reports that ABC's newsroom is upset over the network's decision to tap Andrew Breitbart for election-night analysis:
One of the flicks we're all very excited for here in the newsroom is "Buried," the Ryan Reynolds-driven -- it's a one-man show, and he's it -- story of a military contractor in Iraq who is kidnapped and buried alive with nothing more than a phone, a lighter and orders to raise $5 million for his captors.
Increasingly, the newsroom is perceived as the more innovative and experimental part of the news industry.
The real next step as well as integrated ninemsn-nine-acp newsroom is to engage "users" (that hideous term - even if they are unique, baboom) as 'reader-reporters'/'consumer-creators' as they are called in 2007 on the East/West Coast. (and captured/driven multiple times a day by Jeff Jarvis) With related developments such as mentioned by Hugh re Telegraph UK (profile here), picked up by Mark Jones.
MU newspaper study: Investing in the newsroom is good for business
I got the recorded 'newsroom is open for extended hours - shortly before crew wake to shortly after crew sleep' ...
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