I’d asked my editor at Patch.com what the term dek meant. It’s utilized on the computer server which I use to upload my twice daily blogs about Evanston.
I loved her response, which was something akin to total surprise. I think she said, “That’s a great question. I’ve never really been asked that one.” I love feeling like I’m not completely ignorant.
I went searching today for the meaning of dek. It loosely translates to mean sub-heading, but there’s some question about how the letters d-e-k were chosen to indicate this. It’s thought the term came from the term “deck”.
I just found a great blog post about journalistic terms: click here.