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Worthy of being featured on the front page of a newspaper or magazine.‘page-one news’
- ‘Perhaps the most frustrating thing about the page-one appraisal is the lofty tone of the entire article.’
- ‘Every big store appears to be struggling and Matalan, according to our page-one story, is about to confirm the trend.’
- ‘I had a page-one story analyzing the previous day's school committee election that had to be written, and I was only about halfway through my list of people to call for that story.’
- ‘A certain social ill might suddenly get a burst of national publicity because editors at the newspaper decided to make it a page-one news feature.’
- ‘A search in Nexis, a news database, shows none of those papers carried a page-one story about the explosion.’
- ‘On the other hand, the newspaper's editors have apparently decided the pre-meeting memo is page-one material right from the start.’
- ‘He once told David Halberstam that the Washington Post was an exciting paper to read ‘because you never know on what page you would find a page-one story.’’
- ‘Huge increases in tuition and fees in our colleges and universities have become page-one news.’
- ‘Newspapers in the mid-1990s, after all, were pointing to increasing public interest in enlarged religion sections and page-one stories on spiritual trends.’
- ‘I asked Downie how that works when it comes to page-one decisions - those seven stories each day that the Post is telling the country are the most important in the world.’
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