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Various parts of a magazine article, including the byline just under the deck.

Jacci Howard Bear; From Texas Highways magazine, November 2013


The byline is a short phrase or paragraph that indicates the name of the author of an article in books, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, content Web sites, blogs, or other publications. 

The byline commonly appears between the headline and start of the article, prefaced by the word "By" or "From" or other wording. The byline could also appear at the end of the article, sometimes as part of a mini-bio of the author. 

The byline equivalent for photographs or illustrations is the photo credit line.


Pronunciation: [BAHY-lahyn]

Also Known As: credit line | writer's credit

Alternate Spellings: by-line | by line

Common Misspellings: buy line

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