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
Recent Examples on the Web For more than an hour, this newsman walked the narrow streets of New Orleans’ famous party district -- something of an alternate college football universe. Michael Casagrande |, al, "Alabama was Clemson’s playoff shadow so it’s kinda weird without Tide in NOLA," 13 Jan. 2020 Legendary newsman Tom Brokaw is worried about his business. Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, "Brokaw: Today’s media destructive, ‘24/7 rage about what’s pissing people off’," 10 Jan. 2020 Yet in his day, this newsman and canny self-promoter was one of three men racing to the North Pole, aiming to be the first to reach the top of the globe. David James, Anchorage Daily News, "Tales of spectacular derring-do make ‘Flight to the Top of the World’ a fun read," 26 Oct. 2019 Sander Vanocur, a television newsman who for decades covered momentous events from political campaigns to assassinations, the Vietnam War to the civil rights movement, has died, his son said Tuesday. Andrew Dalton,, "Sander Vanocur, Northwestern alum who questioned Nixon and Kennedy in first TV debate in Chicago, dies at 91," 18 Sep. 2019 None of this stood up to the slightest scrutiny; even NBC’s Chuck Todd, perhaps the most credulous newsman on TV, eviscerated them. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "The Republican Party’s Deafening Silence," 2 Oct. 2019 In its second week of release, Mike Wallace is Here, a documentary about the legendary CBS newsman, is performing decently, as is Honeyland, the Sundance Grand Jury prize-winning documentary about traditional Macedonian beekeeping. Paula Bernstein, Fortune, "Documentaries Stand Out at the Box Office During a Summer of Sequels," 14 Aug. 2019 Yet as the documentary about the hard-hitting TV newsman soon makes clear, those are the four words no crooked politician or conniving businessperson ever wanted to hear. Scott Craven, azcentral, "Riveting 'Mike Wallace Is Here' penetrates deep into the psyche of a great journalist," 6 Aug. 2019 Television rallied support for NASA, TV newsmen educated Americans about space, and the space program provided a bounty of dramatic programming for the broadcast networks. Brian Stelter, CNN, "Remembering Walter Cronkite's words on the day of the Apollo 11 moon landing," 20 July 2019

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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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“Newsman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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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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