a running ticker


Senior Member
In recent weeks, a blog called Secrets of the Caste of Montecitorio, named after the building that houses Italy’s lower house, has gained considerable traction. The blog has a running ticker of lawmaker perks, including reduced cellphone rates and discounted Fiat cars. The New York Times (subscription)

Dear all,

What does a running ticker mean here? Thanks.

  • Myridon

    Senior Member
    English - US
    See news ticker in the Word Reference dictionary.
    "a coloured strip or band running across the bottom of a computer or television screen, within which the latest news headlines are continuously scrolled."


    Senior Member
    English (American)
    Since the blog obviously does not have an actual ticker, I think the article meant it in a somewhat metaphorical way: the constant stream of news items that are posted on the blog scroll down it like the rapid, relentless scrolling of a ticker.
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