chyron

noun
chy·​ron | \ ˈkī-ˌrän How to pronounce chyron (audio) \

Definition of chyron

: a caption superimposed over usually the lower part of a video image (as during a news broadcast) I sometimes fantasize about spending the rest of my life studying them. CNN and Fox News would then have me on whenever there was a major hummingbird story. The chyron would identify me as "Christopher Buckley—Hummingbird Authority."— Christopher Buckley

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It’s unclear if ABC has been able to identify the employee who wrote the malicious chyron and if that employee will face sanctions. Brian Flood, Fox News, "ABC News reeling after anti-Trump 'practice' headline creates humiliating error; was hostile staffer to blame?," 21 June 2018 The packet can even include screen grabs of cable news chyrons. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "Trump’s Briefing Book Includes ‘Screen Grabs of Cable-News Chyrons’," 8 June 2018 With cable news chyrons flashing breathless updates about both Beltway dramas, news of Trump's foreign policy moves from the U.N., led by a new trade deal with South Korea, struggled to break through. Jonathan Lemire And Zeke Miller, Fox News, "Trump challenges UN, boasting of America's go-it-alone might," 25 Sep. 2018 With cable news chyrons flashing breathless updates about both Beltway dramas, news of Trump’s foreign policy moves from the U.N., led by a new trade deal with South Korea, struggled to break through. Zeke Miller, The Seattle Times, "Trump to meet with Netanyahu, chair Security Council meeting," 25 Sep. 2018 But what still lurks outside of the headlines and news chyrons are the more common, yet still professionally destructive, forms of abuse. Ben Guarino, The Verge, "An academic reported sexual harassment. Her university allegedly retaliated," 12 Nov. 2018 These alleged habits range from stupid and amusing (Trump gets two scoops) to stupid and frightening (cable-news chyrons in his briefing book). Margaret Hartmann, Daily Intelligencer, "Trump Won’t Stop Tearing Up Papers, So Staffers Tape Them Back Together," 11 June 2018 Welcome to The Breakdown, where each week, Neha Joy brings the chyron to the water cooler with quick dives into the essential corners of the 24-hour news cycle. Time Staff, Time, "From Artificial Intelligence to Acing the Interview: Let’s Break Down Everything You Need to Know This Week," 11 July 2018 This new series about people devoted to helping animals plays like an extra-long internet video: lots of uplifting music and chyrons, meant to pluck at the heartstrings. Margaret Lyons, New York Times, "How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of chyron

1990, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chyron

after the Chyron Corporation, American manufacturer in the 1970's of a character-generating device that created such captions

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