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city desk

noun
1.
a newspaper department responsible for editing local news.
2.
Also, City desk. British. the department of a newspaper handling financial news.
Origin of city desk
1900-1905
1900-05, Americanism
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  • It then takes up sources of news, methods of getting stories, and the preparation of copy for the city desk.

    News Writing M. Lyle Spencer
  • The reporter presents himself at the city desk, tells what he has got, and is told by the city editor, “Write a stickful.”

    When Winter Comes to Main Street Grant Martin Overton
  • Then he rose and distributed the pieces in the several yawning waste baskets which strewed the aisle leading to the city desk.

    The Million Dollar Mystery Harold MacGrath
  • She jumped as the receiver was taken down and a voice barked: “city desk.”

    Danger at the Drawbridge Mildred A. Wirt
  • Now she flashed a quick smile and clicked on toward the city desk.

    Swamp Island Mildred A. Wirt
  • He immediately left the zone of the city desk for a telephone booth.

    The Million Dollar Mystery Harold MacGrath
British Dictionary definitions for city desk

city desk

noun
1.
(Brit) the department of a newspaper office dealing with financial and commercial news
2.
(US & Canadian) the department of a newspaper office dealing with local news
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