Definition of news desk in English:

news desk


  • The department of a broadcasting organization or newspaper responsible for collecting and reporting the news.

    ‘she got through to the news desk’
    • ‘Well look, discipline is certainly part of the process, and perhaps that's a cue for me to take a move from the news desk over to the lectern.’
    • ‘She has also worked as an editor on the national/foreign news desk of the Chicago Tribune.’
    • ‘That this is a rare eventuality is itself a tribute to the consensus, cross-checking and mutual agreement that informs much of the news that makes its way to the news desk.’
    • ‘His Lordship fears for the physical safety of the youths and does not intend to allow some tabloid news desk to engineer bloody, and newsworthy, vengeance.’
    • ‘Even wire service reporters cannot beat them because the former must file copy to a news desk before it is published.’
    • ‘If you have any memories or can help in any way then please contact the news desk at the Citizen and we'll be delighted to pass on the information or maybe even feature your memories in the paper.’
    • ‘It's clear something is going on at the Sci / Tech news desk at BBC News Online.’
    • ‘The news desk doesn't like to give out an email address either - in case they get too many messages.’
    • ‘He spent hours working with the copy desk and the news desk to ensure that the headlines were eye-catching and that the play was appropriate.’
    • ‘In addition, the graphics editor must be in constant communication with metro editors, reporters, the news desk, and the copy desk.’
    • ‘Rather than contacting a lawyer, he called the Denver Post and asked for the news desk.’
    • ‘The idea for a comedic take on a woman invading the all-male bastion of the news desk, in the 1970s, was inspired by a decidedly more serious documentary on the women who actually broke that glass ceiling.’
    • ‘There are enough old hands at a news desk at any given time to know what the untouchable subjects are.’
    • ‘We're going to hang up at this end but the news desk wants you to wait by the phone in case there are any queries.’
    • ‘I think we at this journal's news desk can go further.’
    • ‘It was the news desk in London asking me to get into work to cover the story that ricin had been found on Capitol Hill.’
    • ‘The press were on a battle bus, but no one had told me about battle buses, so I kept the taxi all day and told the news desk I did not have the right accreditation for the bus.’
    • ‘While working on the news desk in the Mirror, she took stock of ‘what was getting in and what wasn't getting in’ to the paper, particularly the English editions.’
    • ‘After three years as a reporter on the Star, the Mail poached him to run its foreign news desk and he rose to be executive editor.’
    • ‘The design director, a masthead editor or the news desk should be consulted on doubtful cases or proposals for exceptions.’


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