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 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, "In a Pennsylvania town, a Facebook group fills the local news void," 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,, "Longtime newspaper editor Tom Gregory dies at 86," 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, "The departed: Heroes, celebrities and rogues, from Oregon and beyond, who died in 2020," 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, "Why I can’t get rid of my CDs," 29 Dec. 2020 The newspaperman and author specialized in streetwise tales of New York City. oregonlive, "The departed: Heroes, celebrities and rogues, from Oregon and beyond, who died in 2020," 28 Dec. 2020 Sid died in October at age 100, after 76 years as a Minneapolis newspaperman. Star Tribune, "Twins, Saints bridge what once was a bitter baseball divide," 9 Dec. 2020 This phrase, often attributed to author and newspaperman Horace Greeley, is a central exhortation of 19th century Manifest Destiny philosophy, but the idea resonates, even after the West was won. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, "Review: Max Winkler’s boxing road movie ‘Jungleland’ packs a punch," 5 Nov. 2020 His first hunts for scoops as a professional newspaperman began in 1944 for the Minneapolis Times. Megan Ryan, Star Tribune, "Even past 100th his birthday, Sid Hartman was passionate about Gophers football," 24 Oct. 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 17 May. 2021.

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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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