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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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Examples

  • 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.

    First Man

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  • A writer who is paid according to the amount of space his or her material occupies in print. See stringer.

    November 3, 2007