Definition of put a newspaper to bed in US English:

put a newspaper to bed

phrase

informal
  • Prepare a newspaper for press.

    • ‘The key match finished well beyond the time most papers are put to bed.’
    • ‘The news was one of two late good news breaks about the health service as we put the newspaper to bed on Thursday afternoon.’
    • ‘He catches the cramped, grotty frisson of the reporters' room, the professionalism instilled by hard-nosed old hands in the game, the lure of the bars when the final edition had been put to bed.’
    • ‘Everywhere around me, the editorial staff were putting the magazine to bed.’
    • ‘Got a long day tomorrow; I'm putting a magazine to bed.’
    • ‘The vast amount of our usage is not taken from the paper, it's content we produce once the newspaper is put to bed.’
    • ‘It didn't matter how close to putting the paper to bed, if it was a story she really needed she would wait right through to the end, but she would be a very cross lady.’
    • ‘They'd found out at night, just as they were putting the paper to bed, and included as much relevant information as they could confirm at the time.’
    • ‘It all began after I stopped by the pub after putting the paper to bed on new year's eve to share a shandy with the troops.’
    • ‘Eventually it was done, the paper was put to bed, set up on the printing press and rolled out for dispatch.’