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Stop the presses!

Stop! Hold everything! Stop the presses! The president's daughter has been kidnapped! Everyone, stop the presses—there's something I need to tell you.
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Stop the presses! Hold everything!

Back in the days when newspapers were a more important and timely source of national and international happenings than they now are, their publishers made every effort to update news articles, even if it meant halting the printing process for a piece to be added or rewritten. When that happened, the cry “stop the presses” was heard, and the presses ground to a halt in mid-issue. You didn't have to be Perry White or Citizen Kane to shout “stop the presses!” All you had to do was mean you were about to say something of importance or, when meant sarcastically, to indicate that another person's statement was old news.
See also: hold, stop
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Written by Joseph Farah, veteran journalist and founder of independent news website WorldNetDaily.com, Stop the Presses!: The Inside Story of the New Media Revolution is the story of the decline of print and mainstream media, and the rise of alternative media and "new media", as personified by such charismatic individuals as Rush Limbaugh, Matt Drudge, and Ann Coulter, among many others.
As an editor I had but one occasion to stop the presses, and would that I never had to.
The introduction of most legislation isn't exactly "stop the presses" content, unless it is something really new or particularly quirky.
Employees of the News and of the Urdu newspaper Daily Jang took to the streets when Federal Investigation agents raided their head office to stop the presses on the grounds that the Jang group, which owns both newspapers, has been evading income tax.
"Don't stop the presses on that, but they do have a tendency to talk and a good listener will always succeed in this town."
One revision actually read: "This updated news release reflects the removal of a clause in the fourth sentence of the release date March 12." Hey, stop the presses!
Here's news to stop the presses: Recently re-elected GOP Executive Councilor says he's going to keep an 'open mind' about an issue.
STOP the presses! There is a worldwide kindness movement taking place to encourage random acts of kindness and "kindness challenges" such as planting a flower in someone's garden under the cover of darkness or paying someone else's parking!
An early morning fire in a dust collector forced workers at the Columbus, Ga., Ledger-Enquirer to stop the presses and evacuate the building, resulting in a five-hour delivery delay for subscribers.
Thank you, Eric Alterman, for giving voice to something I and other conservatives (not neocons) have been raging about ["Stop the Presses," Nov.
In sum, editors and publishers don't need to know how to operate a press -- but they definitely need to know the difference between a split and collect run, which pages can and cannot take process color, and what it really means in terms of production when somebody yells, "Stop the presses! Stop the presses!" (It means that person is probably about to get fired.)
It's the scene in which Sun Metro Editor Henry Hackett, played by Michael Keaton, desperately wants to stop the presses to put a late-breaking scoop on page one.
22Tips for starting, or advancing, your journalism career From Steve Outing's "Stop the Presses":
Stop the presses: John Lynch is in a primary contest.
In his Stop the Presses column, Steve Outing explores the many risks, and possible rewards, in The New York Times' partial-pay Web angle.