There was the following line in New Yorker’s (January 18) weekend book review titled, “A Startup Fairy Tale and the Dark Side of Yoga.”
“Emily Bazelon returns to the bullying beat in this week’s New York Times Magazine, in a story about bullies, their victims, and a third party of Internet activists that seeks justice when authorities won’t.”
I don’t think I’ve met the word, "bullying beat" before. What doe’s “Emily Bazelon returns to the bullying beat” mean?
Is “the bullying beat” a common English word ?