Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Genericisation of the trademark of Chyron Corporation.

Examples

  • I was on The O'Reilly Factor, they put my professional title (called a chyron in the bizz) as simply FEMINIST.

    feminist blogs

  • I was on The O'Reilly Factor, they put my professional title (called a chyron in the bizz) as simply FEMINIST.

    feminist blogs

  • ESPN, our leading national sports television network, runs a continual "chyron" scroll along the bottom of the screen offering the latest scores from our various leagues - basketball, hockey and baseball (pre-season) are all in action now.

    Politics news, UK and world political comment and analysis | guardian.co.uk

  • The "Talking Points" chyron, "Out for Revenge," from last night (January 12th), could have been a title for Bill O'Reilly's memoirs (as opposed to "bold, fresh, piece" of fill in the blank!).

    News Hounds

  • The chyron was a statement of Fox "fact" and not even a Cavuto marked question: "

    News Hounds

  • The chyron was the patented Fox News "statement of fact" disguised as a question: "US Too Politically Correct?

    News Hounds

  • Sure, there's a psychological element to the market, but no cable network's catastrophe-porn chyron is going to be influential enough to jeopardize any media mogul's fortune.

    Marty Kaplan: Who's Afraid of a Countdown Clock?

  • I think its unexcusable that politicians, and the exclusionary welfare recipient cartels they represent, resort to fear of the non-existent to get elected and to keep money flowing to ponzi schemes cloaking themselves with a ‘healthcare’ banner/chyron.

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: March 4, 2010

  • During the segment, Fox featured a chyron declaring: What can Brown do for you? —

    Think Progress

  • A chyron that read "Hoods in the House" captioned an image of Bongo sitting with President Obama, presumably at the White House.

    Rashad Robinson: Tell Fox: Fire Eric Bolling

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • "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

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

    June 16, 2008

  • 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