from The 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.


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  • 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

    Within a Budding Grove

  • 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.

    The Foolish Lovers

  • 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.

    Once Aboard the Lugger

  • These he had taken to the news-editor; and the news-editor had treated them and him with contempt.

    Once Aboard the Lugger

  • It was very long and was only about half done when the news-editor returned.

    The Alpine Path: The Story of My Career

  • Whereupon the news-editor requested me to go and write an 'end' for the story.

    The Alpine Path: The Story of My Career

  • The news-editor has just been in to give me an assignment for to-morrow, bad 'cess to him.

    The Alpine Path: The Story of My Career

  • 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.

    The Message

  • 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 Message

  • The news-editor never took his eyes from Bat's copy.

    The Freebooters of the Wilderness


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