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byline

or by-line

[bahy-lahyn]Journalism.
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noun
  1. a printed line of text accompanying a news story, article, or the like, giving the author's name.
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verb (used with object), by·lined, by·lin·ing.
  1. to accompany with a byline: Was the newspaper report bylined or was it anonymous?
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Origin of byline

An Americanism dating back to 1925–30; by- + line1
Related formsun·by·lined, adjective
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Examples from the Web for byline

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  • A byline meant that a caption directly under the headline would proclaim: “By Elda Hunt.”

    Signal in the Dark

    Mildred A. Wirt

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

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