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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Her suggestion on how to handle that: capitalize on the moment when death comes up on a movie or newscast, or when the conversation turns to someone who has recently died. Robert Powell, USA TODAY, "Powell: Here's how to plan a peaceful end of life," 11 Apr. 2018 His face was plastered on front pages across the state and across evening newscasts, while his opponent, Gov. Rick Scott, saw his latest trip to Puerto Rico relegated to second-fiddle status. Alex Daugherty, miamiherald, "Kids separated from their parents in Homestead are at the center of a political fight," 20 June 2018 Her death was front page news everywhere in Orlando; every newscast was reporting it. Victoria Moll-ramirez, Teen Vogue, "I Lost My College Roommate to Gun Violence, and Relive the Pain With Each New Shooting," 26 Apr. 2018 At one point, the company was one of the largest entertainment conglomerates in the world, churning out popular movies, 24-hour newscasts and such popular magazines as Time, People and Sports Illustrated. Meg James,, "AT&T completes purchase of Time Warner, ushering in new era for Warner Bros., CNN and HBO," 15 June 2018 Two of the station's newscasts were affected before regular programming resumed. CBS News, "CBS Albuquerque affiliate, KRQE-TV, goes dark due to intruder," 2 July 2018 On Thursday, the station reported that, starting Monday, Meghan Reistad and Hannah Flood, both Minnesota natives, will join Elliott as co-anchors on the newscast Monday. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "WISN-TV's Tim Elliott lands in Madison, co-anchoring WMTV-TV's morning newscast," 22 June 2018 Caliphate The New York Times’ podcast The Daily is one of the very best newscasts out there. Eliana Dockterman, Time, "Best Podcasts of 2018 So Far," 5 June 2018 By the time the newscast is over, I’m exhausted and confused. Ben Marcus, The New Yorker, "Stay Down and Take It," 19 May 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

: 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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