city editor


Definition of 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 Then came the fall of 1991, when I was wooed here from the New York Daily News to become a city editor at the Pioneer Press. Rubén Rosario, Twin Cities, "Rosario: Yes. I’m torn. I want the Twins or the Yankees to win or lose," 3 Oct. 2019 As reporter Lew Irwin wrote in 2010: The explosion destroyed the Times building, taking the lives of 20 employees, including the night city editor and the principal telegraph operator, and maiming dozens of others. Los Angeles Times, "Newsletter: In the front row of the Ukraine drama," 1 Oct. 2019 Image The China Press reopened after the war, and Mr. Chang was hired back as its city editor and society columnist. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, "William Y. Chang, Whose Newspaper Spoke to Chinatown in English, Dies at 103," 12 Sep. 2019 The first to extend his hand to me was Bernie Judge, the young dark-haired city editor, who would become a great mentor and lifelong friend. Rick Kogan,, "Bernard Judge, esteemed reporter and editor who influenced a generation of journalists, dies," 14 June 2019 Our city editor, Erin Florio, recommends bunking down at Hotel Vilòn , a newcomer that has spacious, airy rooms, toiletries made from Dead Sea minerals, and a dedicated pillow menu. Bridget Hallinan, Condé Nast Traveler, "Flight Deal: U.S. to Italy From $326 Round-Trip," 6 Nov. 2018 Boyarsky, the former city editor, said Tribune’s mark on the city is simple: less information. Joe Mozingo,, "Visionaries and scoundrels made the Los Angeles Times, which returns to local ownership after 18 years," 17 June 2018 Statesman city editor Harry Crane and his team of reporters, photographers and stenographers provided readers with gavel-to-gavel coverage that rivaled any of the national papers. idahostatesman, "About Us: 150 Years of News and Change | Idaho Statesman," 1 Aug. 2015 An inside spread the day after the assassination also included a reflection by an assistant city editor, Lane Smith, on King’s visits to Seattle, including his 1961 appearance at Garfield High School that drew some criticism. Jessica Lee, The Seattle Times, "How The Seattle Times covered MLK’s assassination in 1968," 4 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of city editor

1818, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of city editor was in 1818

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14 Nov 2019

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“City editor.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 11 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of city editor

US : a newspaper editor who is responsible for stories about local news
British : a newspaper editor who is responsible for financial news

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