news·​man | \ ˈnüz-mən How to pronounce newsman (audio) , -ˌman, ˈnyüz- \

Definition of newsman

: a person who gathers, reports, or comments on the news : reporter, correspondent

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Examples of newsman in a Sentence

any newsman will tell you that if you talk to enough people, you'll eventually get a money quote
Recent Examples on the Web Kevin Beecham called his father a workaholic and dedicated newsman. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Longtime Salt Lake City AP bureau chief Bill Beecham dies at 79," 18 Feb. 2021 The Capitol insurrection is but one example of a story that might not have seemed as much a surprise if more journalists were attuned to communities outside of the power centers, the veteran NBC newsman said. David Bauder, Star Tribune, "Retiring Brokaw: Journalists should get out of power centers," 28 Jan. 2021 Larry King was a Brooklyn boy who become a newsman who interviewed the newsmakers. Rebecca Alter, Vulture, "Wolf Blitzer, Bill Clinton, More Stars and Colleagues Pay Tribute to Larry King," 23 Jan. 2021 So Miller climbed into the forward cockpit of a T-33 jet, borrowed the newsman's 35-millimeter Bell and Howell, and bolted it to the forward gunsight. James Joseph, Popular Mechanics, "Jetography: Photographing Fighter Jets at 40,000 Feet," 31 Dec. 2020 The German invasion, torture at the hands of the Gestapo, the horrors of Auschwitz and Buchenwald — newsman Jan Krawiec survived them all and got his life's story out way ahead of deadline. NBC News, "Covid live updates: Global deaths inch towards 1.5 million as U.S. cities increase restrictions," 30 Nov. 2020 The veteran newsman selected the topics that will occupy each 15-minute segment of the 90-minute debate on Tuesday from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Washington Post, "‘Race and Violence in our Cities’? A topic for the first presidential debate draws criticism.," 23 Sep. 2020 On Thursday, the former Portland TV newsman will sit down with Oregon Historical Society executive director Kerry Tymchuk to talk about his most famous reporting assignment. oregonlive, "Everyone remembers Paul Linnman as ‘guy who blew up that whale.’ The Portland TV news veteran is OK with that," 11 Nov. 2020 But White was not the inspiration for the cartoonishly vain and sexist ‘70s-era San Diego newsman that Ferrell portrayed in the movie. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Obituary: 1939-2020: Beloved TV anchorman Jack White recalled as the face of San Diego news," 6 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of newsman

1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of newsman was in 1888

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4 Mar 2021

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“Newsman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of newsman

: a person (usually a man) who gathers, reports, or comments on the news


news·​man | \ ˈnüz-mən How to pronounce newsman (audio) , ˈnyüz- \
plural newsmen\ -​mən \

Kids Definition of newsman

: a person who gathers or reports information on recent events

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