One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An aspect or angle of a story that makes it newsworthy.‘Talese further expanded traditional journalistic practice by delaying a story's news peg until as late in a story as he could manage’
- ‘Although death is the obvious news peg, an obituary, like any story, needs a central point.’
- ‘The story, apparently plucked from the Drudge Report and then localized, didn't have a concrete news peg.’
- ‘Still, it needed a news peg, the original one having long since evaporated.’
- ‘His news peg is the housing market, which he says is more likely to crash than not.’
- ‘But since the sidewalk's not melting, if I want any sort of news peg for this column, I'll have to venture into the murky-as-tar area of All This Talk about the ‘Marriage Penalty.’’
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