Question of the Day

May 9, 2014

Yesterday's question of the day asked: Once upon a time copy editors were originally called “rim editors.” What gave them that name? And what was a copy chief called instead? Copy editors were once called “rim editors” because they sat at a horseshoe-shaped table, at the head of which was the copy chief or “slot editor.” The slot sat in such a position that he could easily hand out to-be-edited stories to everyone at the table.

Congratulations to Hiram Reisner for being the very first to answer that right! Honorable mentions also go out to Tampa Bay TimesKen WalkerNew York TimesThomas FeyerMike MikaelianJeanne KirkHearst's Dan FreedmanJim DeLa, The Everett Herald's Neal Pattison, and Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Eric Zarate, for all answering, too!

Today's question is: In the 1987 film Broadcast News, one of the stars was not paid for his/her performance in the film. Who was it, and what was the reasoning given?

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