column inch

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a unit of measurement for advertising space


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Does this mean the end of the road for column inches as a decisive factor?
Meaning she was the cruel subject of a publicity stunt by Auntie who were trying to grab column inches.
London, Dec 21 (ANI): Madonna has been named the 'most famous celebrity of the decade' after grabbing more column inches than any other star.
And anyway if we all voted the way they want us to where would the scandal come from that guarantees them all the endless column inches they get?
Why are the papers and TV stations devoting more time and column inches to it than they do our own politicians?
It would be unkind to suggest that the quango makes these announcements for the publicity and column inches they generate.
During that first week in May, the weekday editions of the Union Leader ran an average of 931 column inches of legal notices publicizing pending foreclosures, bringing the paper in nearly $25,000 a day.
A MAN named Heath Ledger, who allegedly died from an overdose of prescription drugs, has generated many column inches this week.
We have devoted many column inches to his remarkable efforts, carried his photograph on many occasions and given him due praise in our leader columns.
The column inches spent on Hilton continue to mount, but will the arrest hurt or help the girl in the glare?
Since the scarce resource of a celebrity culture is column inches, these structures have to grab attention with an unusual image that annoys just as it inspires.
HERE'S THE oddest thing about the ongoing--never-ending may be more apt--donnybrook over immigration: Amidst all the finger pointing and fury, all the column inches and congressional speeches dedicated to hammering out the last best hope for keeping foreigners from our shores, the nativists and restrictionists forgot to document what problems immigrants actually pose to these United States.
Indeed, the arrival of The Gates was trumpeted by a characteristically art-averse mainstream media--which devoted an unprecedented amount of airtime and column inches to covering every imaginable piece of minutiae related to the project--with a litany of jaw-dropping facts and figures sure to get even the most mild-mannered civil engineer hot: over 5,000 tons of steel for the gates' footings (10,580,000 pounds, to be exact, two-thirds the amount in the Eiffel Tower); 315,491 linear feet (60 miles) of vinyl tubing for their superstructures; 165,132 bolts and self-locking nuts; 116,389 miles of nylon thread woven into 1,067,330 square feet of rip-stop fabric and tailored into 7,500-odd fabric panels of varying widths; etc.
O'Dwyer's efforts paid off in a major article in The New York Times--about 100 column inches plus photos, sidebars and an illustration that dominates the first page of the February 13 Sunday Business section.
Too many speakers to skewer and too few column inches, I guess.