city editor


Definition of city editor 

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

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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 Mark Kellam is city editor of the Glendale News-Press and Burbank Leader. Mark Kellam,, "Burbank Blast to showcase show choirs," 3 Mar. 2018 Randy Stapilus, a political editor for the Idaho Statesman in the 1980s and 1990s, is the co-author of a book about Pacific Northwest newspapers, with former city editor Steve Bagwell. idahostatesman, "About Us: 150 Years of News and Change | Idaho Statesman," 1 Aug. 2015 Here’s how the National Centers for Environmental Information explains it, with tact: The trail of Phil’s history leads back to Clymer H. Freas, city editor of the Punxsutawney Spirit newspaper. Michael S. Rosenwald, Washington Post, "The truth about Groundhog Day: Punxsutawney Phil is 131-year-old fake news," 2 Feb. 2018 Keaton famously played a city editor in The Paper, a 1994 comedy by Ron Howard about a tabloid newspaper that seemed to borrow the crusading spirit of New York’s Daily News and the machismo of the New York Post. Alexander Nazaryan, Newsweek, "Review: 'Spotlight' Explores the Sins of the Fathers," 8 Oct. 2015 The crusading journalists of the fictional Los Angeles Tribune, where Lou Grant was the city editor, were mostly high-spirited and sometimes volatile. The Associated Press, New York Times, "Jack Bannon, Who Played an Editor on ‘Lou Grant,’ Dies at 77.," 31 Oct. 2017

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1818, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of city editor

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

: a newspaper editor who is responsible for financial news

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