Entry from US English dictionary
An aspect or angle of a story that makes it newsworthy: Talese further expanded traditional journalistic practice by delaying a story’s news peg until as late in a story as he could manage
More example sentences
- Although death is the obvious news peg, an obituary, like any story, needs a central point.
- But since the sidewalk's not melting, if I want any sort of news peg for this column, I'll have to venture into the murky-as-tar area of All This Talk about the ‘Marriage Penalty.’
- The story, apparently plucked from the Drudge Report and then localized, didn't have a concrete news peg.
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Syllabification: news peg
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