Word of the Day: elicit

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Word of the Day: elicit

The word elicit has appeared in 161 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on May 28 in “When Reporters Need a Voice, Sometimes They Ask the Crowd” by Vivian Ewing:

Every day, New York Times reporters knock on doors and make phone calls to find stories. They spend hours, weeks and months on old-fashioned, boots-on-the-ground reporting. But a reader callout — an online form designed to elicit responses from certain people — can do what no other tool in the reporting tool belt can. Like a flier on a bulletin board or an advertisement that asks “Has this happened to you?,” a callout helps reporters reach many more people at once and find just the right source for their story.

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