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‘Our vanishing heritage’: @johnemcintyre’s list of disappearing ‘newspaper lingo’

John E. McIntyre, who worked for the Baltimore Sun for nearly 23 years, has the beginnings of a glossary of disappearing newspaper terms from spike, stet and slug to ‘lobster shift’:

“The third shift on a daily newspaper, between midnight and 8 a.m.”

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