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    what does "local spin" mean?

    I can then include information later inthe story about my upcoming event, which would give the "local spin" that an editor might need.

    this is the context

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    Re: what does "local spin" mean?

    Gives the story connections to local interests.

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    Re: what does "local spin" mean?

    This use of "spin" is apparent in the term "spin doctor" - a politician's assistant who puts an appropriate 'spin' on the news.

    (This is a sporting metaphor: the event threatening the politician is like a ball approaching a sportsman. An appropriate spin on the ball/event can make it beneficial rather than threatening.)



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