n. A news item deemed not important enough to be one of the lead stories on a newscast or to appear on a newspaper's front page.

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"In media speak, 'meanwhile' is crushingly faint praise. It's the word associated with the also-rans, the not-newsy-enough. 'So that's our top story tonight. Meanwhile, in other developments...' "
—Susan Delacourt, "Why the media failed to get the APEC story," The Globe and Mail

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