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  • n. Graphics or words at the bottom of a TV screen usually unrelated to the current viewing content.


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Genericisation of the trademark of Chyron Corporation.



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  • chyron, n.

    The Guardian, 22 November 2016:

    And yet, still, headlines were tentative. The New York Times gesticulated wildly toward Nazism without actually using the word (“Alt-Right Exults in Donald Trump’s Election With a Salute: ‘Heil Victory’”), and a CNN panel managed to avoid saying “Nazi” entirely, despite discussing a chyron that read, “Alt-right founder questions if Jews are people.”

    January 5, 2017

  • Apparently from the Chyron Corporation, the company that launched those irritating crawls.

    June 16, 2008

  • "Since Salon's Alex Koppelman caught Fox News characterizing Michelle Obama as 'Obama's Baby Mama,' there's been an uproar over use of such an offensive term.

    'A producer on the program exercised poor judgment in using this chyron during the segment,' said Fox's Senior Vice President of Programming Bill Shine, in a statement to Politico."

    - 'Fox News Calls Michelle "Obama's Baby Mama"', Huffington Post via Salon, 11 June 2008.

    June 13, 2008