newspaper

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1news·pa·per

noun \ˈnüz-ˌpā-pər, ˈnyüz-, ˈn(y)üs-\

: a set of large sheets of paper that have news stories, information about local events, advertisements, etc., and that are folded together and sold every day or every week

: the paper on which a newspaper is printed

: a company that publishes a newspaper

Full Definition of NEWSPAPER

1
:  a paper that is printed and distributed usually daily or weekly and that contains news, articles of opinion, features, and advertising
2
:  an organization that publishes a newspaper
3
:  the paper of a newspaper :  newsprint

Examples of NEWSPAPER

  1. He used some newspaper to get the fire started.
  2. She worked for the newspaper for 20 years.

First Known Use of NEWSPAPER

1670

2newspaper

verb

Definition of NEWSPAPER

intransitive verb
:  to do newspaper work

First Known Use of NEWSPAPER

1943

newspaper

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Publication usually issued daily, weekly, or at other regular times that provides news, views, features, and other information of public interest and often carries advertising. Forerunners of the modern newspaper appeared as early as ancient Rome (see Acta). More or less regular papers printed from movable type appeared in Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands in the early 17th century. The first English daily was The Daily Courant (1702–35). Though preceded by official papers, James Franklin's New-England Courant (1721) was the first independent newspaper in Britain's North American colonies. By 1800 the principles of a free press and a basic formula for both serious and popular papers were taking root in much of Europe and the U.S. In the 19th century the number of U.S. papers and their circulations rose dramatically, owing to wider literacy, broadening appeal, lower prices, and technological advances in typesetting, printing, communications, and transport. By late in the century, newspapers had achieved great power. Competition for readers often led to sensationalism and, in the 20th century, gave rise to the so-called tabloids (see yellow journalism). Since 1900 newspaper publishing worldwide has expanded greatly; in large countries it has experienced consolidation driven by media conglomerates or through the acquisitions of smaller papers by larger ones.

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