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

Examples of newspaperman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1962, a woman who works as a secretary, Mrs. Chan (Maggie Cheung), rents a room for herself and her husband in an apartment; a newspaperman, Mr. Chow (Tony Leung), also rents one from the neighbors for himself and his wife. Kristin M. Jones, WSJ, "Depths of Unspoken Emotion," 25 Sep. 2020 In February 1851, as highway robbery, violent gangs, and disorder proliferated, citizens formed the San Francisco Committee of Vigilance, with the scheming ex-Mormon newspaperman Sam Brannan manipulating events to put himself at its head. Dan Mclaughlin, National Review, "California’s First Experiment without Police," 27 Aug. 2020 The late Baker wasn’t the only sexist local newspaperman who liked to give the pioneering Royer grief during her tenure at Channel 8. oregonlive, "Nightclub toilet tours, KGW’s ‘girl newscaster’: Long-ago Ennui Awards showcased Old Portland media obsessions," 19 Aug. 2020 It’s named after sportswriter Damon Runyon, who grew up in Pueblo (and wrote for the Pueblo Chieftain) before becoming a celebrated newspaperman and short-story writer in New York. Kyle Newman, The Denver Post, "Ranking the top 20 high school sports venues in Colorado," 28 June 2020 Pete Hamill, the New York newspaperman who went to bat for the disenfranchised and became a larger-than-life personality during the city's last great era of print journalism, has died. Chris Koseluk, The Hollywood Reporter, "Pete Hamill, Legendary New York Newspaperman, Dies at 85," 5 Aug. 2020 Like any newspaperman, Basbanes helpfully identifies the many, often fascinating people mentioned in his text. Michael Dirda, Washington Post, "Beloved, patriotic, sentimental: A look at the life and poetry of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow," 3 June 2020 The mayor’s office was dominated by a mix of University of Detroit Law School graduates and former newspapermen. Tim Kiska, Detroit Free Press, "Bernard Klein, a former leader of Detroit and U-M Dearborn, dies at 91," 12 Apr. 2020 Forte owns the majority of the magazine, along with British newspaperman William Cash and disgraced British politician Brooks Newmark. Nicholas Rowan, Washington Examiner, "Catholic Herald US to shut down offices," 6 Mar. 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 29 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of newspaperman

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

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