or by-line

[ bahy-lahyn ]


  1. a printed line of text accompanying a news story, article, or the like, giving the author's name.

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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Other Words From

  • un·bylined adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of byline1

An Americanism dating back to 1925–30; by- + line 1

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Example Sentences

If an assistant or staff member had, they would need to include them or be the byline.

So, goes the theory, Fenn opted to end the hunt by hiring Stuef, a former journalist with bylines in Buzzfeed, New York Magazine, and The Onion, and tipping him off to the treasure’s location.

The online equivalent of that would be to publish content without listing an author and including a byline with their credentials.

Each of Forth’s contributors will be vetted by editors before they’re allowed to start posting — past bylines will play a role, cofounder Xana O’Neill said — and they are all required to adhere to editorial policies.

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Prior to the Summer Writers’ Challenge, Community contributors were awarded with “internet points” and “virtual trophies” for popular posts, which appear as a badge near the contributor’s byline on the page.

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Tracie Egan Morissey, who gets the byline for “Disney Dudes' Dicks,” slammed the “makeover.”

He was egotistical even as a child, it is noted, infatuated with the sight of his name on a rubber stamp and later as a byline.

Politico posted a condensed version of the brief, and I shared the byline with Ilya.

An earlier version of this piece listed an incorrect byline.

Her byline later appeared on a blog post about how people could apply in the new exchanges.

Our newspaper ran an article by me or I got a byline on it stating this in general which I have stated today.

If she proved herself competent, she would take over the column entirely and get the byline.

You see, there was no byline on the story and they said, "Who wrote the story?"

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

But as he gave the story to a copy reader who would write the headline, he said: “Give her a byline.”





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