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  • "Lede" is journalism-ese for the first paragraph of a story.

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  • Any chance you or the Lede might be able to “coin” the phrase for us?

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  • The Lede is a blog that remixes national and international news stories, adding information gleaned from the Web or gathered through original reporting to supplement articles in The New York Times and draw readers in to the global conversation about the news taking place online.

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  • This afternoon, on a Times 'blog called The Lede, Robert Mackey put up a post suggesting the events earlier in the day echoed the events of 1947.

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  • The Lede is a news blog that remixes the day's top stories, adding information gleaned from Web sites around the world or gathered through original reporting by writers, editors and readers of The New York Times, to provide fresh perspectives on events and to draw readers in to the world-wide conversation about the news taking place online.

    The Lede

  • A Times blog - called the Lede - recently offered a bald statement of the truth that careful analysts of "the generous offer" have always known: The Palestinian state as envisioned by Israeli leaders (even so-called liberals like Barak, Ehud Olmert and Tzipi Livni) is a patchwork quilt - an "archipelago" of little blocs of land separated by innumerable Jewish settlements, security roads and checkpoints - where economic prosperity, and indeed ordinary daily life, would be as impossible as it is now.


  • "Lede" is the newspaper term for the first paragraph of a story that tells what it's about and entices the reader to continue.

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  • Wait until you read some of the comments from the New York Time's "Lede" blog!

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  • Robert Mackey at the New York Times' Lede blog says the video game allows players to participate in a terrorist attack at a Russian airport.

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  • Lede: A lead paragraph in literature refers to the opening paragraph of an article, essay, news story or book chapter.

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  • "In the news business, the opening sentences of a story are referred to as its "lede" -- spelled that way, journalism lore has it, to avoid confusion with the lead typesetting that once dominated newspaper printing presses."

    April 3, 2009