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Re: beat contributor, beat writer

Le lundi 30 avril 2007, Alan Cox a écrit :
> On Mon, Apr 30, 2007 at 11:51:27AM +0100, Milo?? Komar??evi?? wrote:
> > I'm not a native English speaker nor a beat contributor, but the way I
> > understand, "beats" are smallest logical bits/short sections of the
> > release notes, like e.g a "beat" on Xorg, a "beat" on the kernel, etc.
> "beat" also has other meanings - for example with policemen a "beat" is the
> area they walk and deal with.
> In the case of journalists (which is the one we want) its used in the same
> way to mean a writer assigned to a specific item. A beat writer might for
> example be assigned to "report every Manchester United football game", and
> that is all they would do. His/her job is to know everything (and everyone)
> around that specific topic.

Can we say this is similar to a column in journalism?

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