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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any newsman will tell you that if you talk to enough people, you'll eventually get a money quote

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Reaction also came from other political figures, civic leaders and newsmen from across the country., "Don Bolles loses fight for life: Remembering the reporter with his 1976 obituary," 13 June 2019 Peter Finch stars in the Oscar-winning role of a newsman who, mad as hell, decides not to take it anymore. Mike Scott,, "New on Netflix in June: A new twist on Jon Favreau’s ‘Chef,’ more ‘Black Mirror’," 6 June 2019 While several CBS News staffers are clearly on Team Fager, the longtime newsman also has his detractors. Brian Flood, Fox News, "CBS News rocked by shakeup as '60 Minutes' staffer walks back support of Fager's threatening text: 'I was stunned'," 13 Sep. 2018 Planning to spend several days behind rebel lines, the newsmen hoisted rucksacks onto their backs and, carrying their recording gear, walked single-file down a narrow dirt trail. Andrew Selsky, The Seattle Times, "New push for justice after 4 Dutch journalists slain in 1982," 25 Mar. 2019 Disgraced newsman Matt Lauer officially has the Upper East Side apartment where he was fired from NBC off his hands, pocketing $650,000 above the asking price in the process. Janine Puhak, Fox News, "Matt Lauer sells Upper East Side apartment for $650,000 above asking price," 22 Sep. 2018 While jackets and neckties may have been requisite elements of a newsman’s uniform in the 1960s, dress codes in the profession lapsed a lot in the intervening years. New York Times, "Tom Wolfe’s Other Legacy," 15 May 2018 Standing outside lighting a cigarette was Edward R. Murrow, the legendary CBS newsman., "Leo Sarkisian, at 97; creator of VOA’s ‘Music Time in Africa’," 4 July 2018 The essentials: American news reports from London early in World War II became particularly vivid once newsman Edward R. Murrow gained the trust of Winston Churchill. Daryl H. Miller,, "The 99-Seat Beat: Come in. Aleichem and Churchill are waiting," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of newsman

1888, in the meaning defined above

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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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