news·​cast | \ ˈnüz-ˌkast , ˈnyüz-\

Definition of newscast

: a radio or television broadcast of news

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newscaster \ ˈnüz-​ˌka-​stər , ˈnyüz-​ \ noun

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Something in the newscast caught her attention on a subliminal level, and Miyako turned the volume up slightly and jumped back ten seconds. . . Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Two unlikely cops are paired up to solve murders in a war-torn Tokyo in Ninth Step Station," 8 Dec. 2018 According to industry sources, Wallace was approached about taking over CBS Evening News last year, but a network newscast didn’t appeal to him (his Fox contract extends beyond the 2020 election). Andrew Goldman, Town & Country, "Chris Wallace Is Fox News's Man in the Middle," 17 Nov. 2018 Hsu will continue to anchor the 4 p.m. newscast with Rob Elgas. Tracy Swartz,, "Cheryl Burton to co-anchor WLS-Ch. 7's 10 p.m. newscast," 12 June 2018 The video quickly went viral with over 1 million views in a day, and was repeated in newscasts across the country. Andrew Selsky, The Seattle Times, "Merkley eyes White House, visits early primary states," 30 Oct. 2018 Unlike in yesteryear, when there were three nightly newscasts and two local newspapers, the media today is fragmented, competitive, algorithmic. Ezra Klein, Vox, "When Twitter users hear out the other side, they become more polarized," 18 Oct. 2018 The Newseum also encourages participation: interactive exhibits ask visitors to prepare front-page newspaper stories, simulate a TV newscast, and devise their own solutions to media-ethics questions. Amy Mckeever, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Museums in D.C. You'll Want to Visit," 10 July 2018 The fake newscast skewered Trump sons Don Jr. (Day) and Eric (Moffat). Hal Boedeker,, "'SNL': Tina Fey plays Palin, celebrity traffic cop," 20 May 2018 The MacNeil/Lehrer Report’’ to a full hour in 1983, making it the first hour-long nightly newscast on any network. Washington Post,, "Lawrence Grossman, at 86, longtime television executive," 29 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of newscast

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for newscast

news + broadcast

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The first known use of newscast was circa 1934

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English Language Learners Definition of newscast

chiefly US : a radio or television program that reports the news


news·​cast | \ ˈnüz-ˌkast , ˈnyüz-\

Kids Definition of newscast

: a radio or television broadcast of information on recent events

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