city editor


: a newspaper editor usually in charge of local news and staff assignments

Examples of city editor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He was appointed city editor in 1969, and at the time, was thought to be the youngest city editor of a major American newspaper, family members said. Frederick N. Rasmussen, Baltimore Sun, 2 July 2023 Anderluh started her career as a reporter for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner and San Jose Mercury News, before joining the Sacramento Bee for a career that included stints as city editor, front page editor, and senior editor for enterprise and investigations. Los Angeles Times, 16 Mar. 2023 Over the past four years as assistant city editor, Johnson has helped edit Times’ coverage of immigration and diverse communities. Los Angeles Times, 24 Feb. 2023 Hawpe was honored as a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 1974-75, then, after just 1½ years as city editor of the Louisville Times, in 1979, at age 36, was named managing editor of The Courier Journal, succeeding Paul Janensch, who had been promoted to executive editor. Andrew Wolfson, The Courier-Journal, 19 July 2021 By Saturday, June 17, 1972, when five burglars wearing business suits broke into the Democratic national headquarters at the Watergate complex in Washington, Mr. Sussman was The Post’s city editor, in charge of 40 to 45 reporters and editors responsible for coverage of D.C. Emily Langer, Washington Post, 3 June 2022 Spending his entire news career at the Globe, Mr. Turner was a copy boy, an intern, a general assignment reporter, an assistant city editor, a political reporter, the State House bureau chief, and a political columnist before joining the opinion side of the newspaper., 28 July 2021 Leo started out as a newspaper reporter in Wichita, Kansas, rose to become city editor of The Omaha News, and in 1921 cofounded Bozell & Jacobs, an advertising agency that represented Nebraska Power, Mutual of Omaha, and Boys Town, with a fellow newspaperman. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 19 Feb. 2021 Bolles’ city editor, Bob Early, said in an interview that violence was much more of an anomaly in those days. James Rainey, Los Angeles Times, 9 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1818, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of city editor was in 1818

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“City editor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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