city room

  1. the room in which local news is handled for a newspaper, a radio or television station, or for another journalistic agency.

  2. the editorial staff of this room.

Origin of city room

First recorded in 1915–20

Words Nearby city room Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use city room in a sentence

  • He kept a Bible on his desk in the city room of The New York Times, and wrote like an angel.

    The Deaths You Missed This Year | Malcolm Jones, Jimmy So, Michael Moynihan, Caitlin Dickson | December 30, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • For more than six years we held down adjoining desks in the city room of a New York evening newspaper.

    The Glory of The Coming | Irvin S. Cobb
  • He glanced about the cluttered city room, now suddenly grown large and empty.

    The Escape of Mr. Trimm | Irvin S. Cobb
  • 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
  • Bassett led the way to the city room, and with a clap of his hands achieved silence.

    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