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’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Although death is the obvious news peg, an obituary, like any story, needs a central point.’
- ‘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.’’
- ‘His news peg is the housing market, which he says is more likely to crash than not.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.