The story is basically about a man who goes out one evening to walk his dog and ends up being severely beaten because he told off youths who were vandalising a phone box.
Others claim the "-30-" comes from a time when stories were written in longhand X marked the end of a sentence, XX the end of a paragraph and XXX meant the end of a story.
"I think people were anxious to come up with explanations for it."Or maybe "-30-" is just another way for journalists to suggest that theirs is cooler than other professions.
"I think journalists have always liked to create odd or weird names for things that they do or conventions that they have."For most, the origin of "-30-" is less important than what it represents, a remnant of a bygone era when shouts of "copy" echoed through the newsroom and computers seemed the stuff of science fiction.
Julie Williams, a professor of journalism and mass communication at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, says the guessing game over "-30-" has taken on a life of its own, in part because the ambiguity leaves it open to a wide array of interpretations.
The Times is a broadsheet newspaper, generally accepted as mid-conservative, while the Sun has the largest circulation among newspapers distributed in UK and its editorial state tend to swing in symphony of public opinion....