plural noun

news·​peo·​ple ˈnüz-ˌpē-pəl How to pronounce newspeople (audio)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Emmy winner Tamron Hall spoke on behalf of the journalism honorees, thanking Ebony not only for the recognition but for the generations of reporters and writers, correspondents and anchors, newspeople and commentators that the magazine has inspired. Angelique Jackson, Variety, 26 Oct. 2021 The questions come from TV newspeople, who are professionally inclined to bring up topics expected to stir conflict. Jim Lardner, The New Yorker, 12 Sep. 2019 As newspeople gathered information and checked in with their respective outlets, residents chatted, joked, played with pets and interacted with their children, seemingly unaware of the danger lurking nearby. Kim Fu, The Mercury News, 29 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1972, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of newspeople was in 1972

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“Newspeople.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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