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byline

or by-line

[bahy-lahyn] /ˈbaɪˌlaɪn/ Journalism.
noun
1.
a printed line of text accompanying a news story, article, or the like, giving the author's name.
verb (used with object), bylined, bylining.
2.
to accompany with a byline:
Was the newspaper report bylined or was it anonymous?
Origin of byline
1925-1930
1925-30, Americanism; by- + line1
Related forms
unbylined, adjective
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  • Our newspaper ran an article by me or I got a byline on it stating this in general which I have stated today.

    Warren Commission (2 of 26): Hearings Vol. II (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • But as he gave the story to a copy reader who would write the headline, he said: “Give her a byline.”

    Signal in the Dark Mildred A. Wirt
  • You see, there was no byline on the story and they said, "Who wrote the story?"

    Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • A byline meant that a caption directly under the headline would proclaim: “By Elda Hunt.”

    Signal in the Dark Mildred A. Wirt
  • If she proved herself competent, she would take over the column entirely and get the byline.

    Helpfully Yours Evelyn E. Smith
Word Origin and History for byline
n.

1926, "line giving the name of the writer of an article in a newspaper or magazine;" it typically reads BY ________. From by (prep.) + line (n.). As a verb by 1958.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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