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The Lede

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1515 Van Ness Ave
Fresno, CA 93721
(559) 260-1430

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Located on the corner of Van Ness and Stanislaus downtown, the block that The Lede calls home has a rich history in journalism and news. Adjacent to the building that originally housed The Fresno Bee, its site was also home to Fresno’s first commercial radio station and its first television station. Meant to pay homage to the property’s news-oriented roots, the name The Lede is taken from journalistic jargon. This deliberate misspelling of “lead” as in “lead paragraph” came about to distinguish from lead, the metal used in linotype printing of the 20th century.

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