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city room

the room in which local news is handled for a newspaper, a radio or television station, or for another journalistic agency.
the editorial staff of this room.
Origin of city room
First recorded in 1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Mexico and the land of maana spelled romance and rest to me in the city room where I do my daily stint.

  • Jake had been an old timer in the city room when Mel was a cub.

    The Memory of Mars Raymond F. Jones
  • They quit work at all sorts of hours, take two hours off for lunch, and are known in the city room as "highbrows."

    News Writing M. Lyle Spencer
  • There isn't any grate in our city room and we have no roasting parties.

    Seeing Things at Night Heywood Broun
  • When she came into the city room now he conquered this annoying impulse of politeness by not immediately looking up.

    The Man from the Bitter Roots Caroline Lockhart
  • Here he was obliged to proceed to the city room—risky business.

    The Drums Of Jeopardy Harold MacGrath
  • What I want is for you to get your staff together in the city room, say about five o'clock, for fifteen minutes.

    Thirty Howard Vincent O'Brien
  • They told me you left word for me in the city room, to see you when I came in again.

    The Clarion Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • He strolled into the city room from his little domicile across the hall.

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