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copy desk

The desk in a news office where copy is edited and prepared for typesetting or broadcasting.

copy desk



(Journalism & Publishing) journalism a desk where copy is edited

cop′y desk`

the desk in a newspaper office at which copy is edited and prepared for printing.
[1925–30, Amer.]
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Leslie has a bachelor's degree in communications and journalism from California State University, Fullerton, and began her career in the greater Los Angeles area as a reporter and copy desk editor at publications including the L.
All I knew was that the copy desk that managed wire-service stories kept getting updated stories every few minutes and was waiting as long as possible to send our afternoon newspaper to press.
At News Media Investment's Providence Journal in Rhode Island, 12 on the copy desk were laid off, reported the trade paper News & Tech last week.
PROVIDENCE -- A union representative confirms that the Providence Journal has laid off 12 copy desk staffers.
Racing through the story, with an eye on the clock all the while, I finished my edit and did a 30-second spellcheck of the story before propelling it directly to the paper's copy desk.
Our copy desk made an error in judgment in editing the Sunday 2A Associated Press story about President Obama's trip to Asia and his place of birth," the paper said.
This was in the infancy of mobile phones, and I didn't have one, so I had to find a call box to read my story over to the paper's copy desk.
Connolly, who began as an intern at the copy desk in June 2003, cited Sullivan's writing skills, strong news judgment and emphasis on impactful investigative reporting during her tenure at the News.
Later, working at the World Cup and Olympics in Japan and Sydney, a satellite phone and a plugged-in laptop meant I could file into my Newcastle headquarters at any time of day and night, but then it was a phone line to the copy desk first thing in the morning to read out my report to a girl on a typewriter.
Ben Welter, news copy desk chief at Minneapolis' Star Tribune, says that publication decided to capitalize Tea Party, even if the much-ballyhooed phenomenon has no central body.
I wrote up the facts on a manual typewriter and passed it to a blotchy-faced cadaverous man at the copy desk and it went into the paper that landed on people's doorsteps the next morning.
A likable night copy desk editor whose only rap against him was that blasted UCLA teddy bear on his desk.