news·​cast | \ ˈnüz-ˌkast How to pronounce newscast (audio) , ˈnyüz-\

Definition of newscast

: a radio or television broadcast of news

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newscaster \ ˈnüz-​ˌka-​stər How to pronounce newscaster (audio) , ˈnyüz-​ \ noun

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All those years ago, Coppola felt pressure to prove himself, the 31-year-old with the hockey mullet doing a start-up newscast in a market full of old pros. Dom Amore,, "Dom Amore: After 30 years at Fox61, Rich Coppola exhales and looks to write the next chapter," 2 Sep. 2019 The obsessive focus on women’s appearance is largely shaped by how they are portrayed in the media — whether on newscasts, in television shows, or in advertising campaigns. Alexia Fernández Campbell, Vox, "These news anchors say their bosses are grooming younger women who look like them to take their jobs," 20 June 2019 But that reluctance has started to fall away in the past few days, as reports of the dead and injured in Texas, Ohio and California filled front pages and newscasts. Casey Tolan, The Mercury News, "Assault weapon buyback gains Democratic support in wake of mass shootings," 7 Aug. 2019 Prison riots, which had erupted only periodically in the 1990s and 2000s, were suddenly leading newscasts every few months. Washington Post, "Gang members behead rivals while guards look on: Inside Brazil’s deadly prison riots," 3 Aug. 2019 Users’ daily video newscast is tailor-made by AI and machine learning algorithms, based on their location, and preferences. Sangeeta Tanwar, Quartz India, "TV anchor Vikram Chandra bets on AI-powered short videos to fix India’s broken news scene," 29 July 2019 Glor endured persistent rumors about his hold on the job and left last May, days after Zirinsky announced the sweeping anchors changes to the morning and evening newscasts. Marisa Guthrie, The Hollywood Reporter, "Norah O'Donnell Takes on the Mission of the 'CBS Evening News'," 15 July 2019 But she also is faced with the task of making a nightly half-hour newscast a regular appointment for viewers in an era when they are inundated with news throughout the day on their phones and on 24-hour cable channels. Stephen Battaglio,, "Norah O'Donnell tries to restore the house that Cronkite built at CBS News," 14 July 2019 In Los Angeles, the quake interrupted a live newscast on channel KCAL9. Tara Law, Time, "California's Biggest Earthquake in 20 Years Disrupted Sports Games, Liquor Stores and Roller Coasters," 6 July 2019

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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 How to pronounce newscast (audio) , ˈnyüz-\

Kids Definition of newscast

: a radio or television broadcast of information on recent events

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