news·​pa·​per·​man | \ ˈnüz-ˌpā-pər-ˌman How to pronounce newspaperman (audio) , ˈnyüz-, ˈn(y)üs- \

Definition of newspaperman

: a person who owns or is employed by a newspaper

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Recent Examples on the Web Donald Trump falls off the list for the first time, as does newspaperman Ralph M. Ingersoll—both saddled with huge debt from junk bond binges. Chase Peterson-withorn, Forbes, 9 Oct. 2021 Using the just-the-facts voice of an ace newspaperman, Machen proceeds to report on a series of uncanny events around a small Welsh village. Michael Dirda, The New York Review of Books, 28 May 2020 This was in 1971 and my father, Herman, was nearby, sitting with his friend, fellow newspaperman Robert Cromie. Rick Kogan,, 7 Sep. 2021 To shine a light on this outrage, muckraking newspaperman W.T. Stead paid five pounds for a 13-year-old girl and then produced a sensational four-part exposé of juvenile prostitution in London. Washington Post, 5 May 2021 In its heyday, the Beaver County Times was owned by local media magnate S.W. Calkins, a prototypical newspaperman who operated newspapers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Florida. NBC News, 5 Apr. 2021 Tom Gregory, a newspaperman for four decades, was a gruff editor who bestrode the newsroom like an emperor, wielding his pica pole – the ruler used to measure stories – like a scepter. John Pope,, 15 Jan. 2021 The Texan worked as a newspaperman before joining Robert MacNeil as one of the sober, analytical anchors of PBS’ acclaimed MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. oregonlive, 28 Dec. 2020 The music editor then was Gerald Gold, a quintessentially old-school New York newspaperman, gruff Brooklyn accent and all, who previously had supervised Times coverage of the Pentagon Papers. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, 29 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of newspaperman

1806, in the meaning defined above

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“Newspaperman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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: a person (usually a man) who works as a reporter for a newspaper

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