from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A writer, such as a journalist, who is paid according to the amount of space his or her material occupies in print.
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- n. A journalist or other writer who is paid according to the column inches of his copy
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- n. a writer paid by the area of the copy
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Subsequently, in 2002, NASA commissioned distinguished space writer and veteran UFO debunker James Oberg to write a 30,000-word monograph refuting the notion that the Apollo program was a hoax.