a newspaper department responsible for editing local news.
Also City desk. British. the department of a newspaper handling financial news.
Origin of city desk
An Americanism dating back to 1900–05
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British the department of a newspaper office dealing with financial and commercial news
US and Canadian the department of a newspaper office dealing with local news
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