news·​pa·​per·​man ˈnüz-ˌpā-pər-ˌman How to pronounce newspaperman (audio)
: a person who owns or is employed by a newspaper

Examples of newspaperman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But Jones did play real-life newspaperman A.W. Merrick on HBO’s Deadwood throughout the show’s run from 2004 to 2006. Seth Abramovitch, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Mar. 2024 Yet a reasonable case can be made that two essential manners in American prose—the laconic, tight-lipped style (Hemingway began as a newspaperman and sportswriter, too) and the loquacious high irony that A. J. Liebling passed on to Tom Wolfe—began in the baseball stories of the New York papers. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, 25 Mar. 2024 Mortensen, a George Polk Award-winning newspaperman who joined ESPN in 1991, died Sunday, ESPN announced on social media. Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Mar. 2024 And right here credit should go to the dialog writers who gave her and the other characters lines that really sounded as if newspapermen were talking. Thr Staff, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Jan. 2024 Mormonism had to come of age amid the trappings of modernity—nosy newspapermen, tell-all memoirs, civil-rights movements—and its schisms have brought a certain glee to mainstream Christians, who often seem to resent it for being young and homegrown. Dan Piepenbring, Harper's Magazine, 14 Dec. 2023 Ailes uniquely understood broadcasting, but Murdoch, borne out of a previous era of newspapermen elbowing one another for readers’ attention and their money, understood tabloid sensibility. Daniel D'addario, Variety, 21 Sep. 2023 Pastor Hamilton, who leads a local Baptist congregation, and the others had assembled by a statue of a crusading newspaperman from the 1800s that had become a grim landmark. Rick Rojas Alyssa Pointer, New York Times, 30 Sep. 2023 From the issue of July 31, 2023 Bruce Willingham, fifty-two years a newspaperman, owns and publishes the McCurtain Gazette, in McCurtain County, Oklahoma, a rolling sweep of timber and lakes that forms the southeastern corner of the state. Paige Williams, The New Yorker, 24 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1806, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of newspaperman was in 1806

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“Newspaperman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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news·​pa·​per·​man -ˌman How to pronounce newspaperman (audio)
: one who owns or is employed by a newspaper
especially : one who writes or edits copy for a newspaper

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