A Brief History of Newspaper Lingo

A Brief History of Newspaper Lingo


In honor of the first publication of the NY  (Daily) Times on September 18, 1981, The Week has some journalism lingo trivia for you. Lonely-hearts, for example, refers to a newspaper column (circa 1930’s) “in which people attempt to find friends of the opposite sex.”


* Follow the handy-dandy link above to get the entire skinny on newspaper jargon.

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