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date: 23 October 2019

above-the-line 

Source:
A Dictionary of Journalism
Author(s):

Tony Harcup

Online material written by journalists as opposed to *user-generated content. The text of an online news story or feature is referred to as being above-the-line when, beneath it, there is a facility for readers to post comments on it. The author of an item that is above-the-line may sometimes respond to readers’ comments below, and some sites encourage or even require their journalists to be involved in the ... ...

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