news·​room | \ˈnüz-ˌrüm, -ˌru̇m, ˈnyüz-\

Definition of newsroom 

1 : a place (such as an office) where news is prepared for publication or broadcast

2 : newsstand

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Another case of violent threats made toward journalists will play itself out in the court system, less than a week after a gunman entered the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, Md. and killed five people. Matthew Martinez, star-telegram, "He threatened to burn down a Texas TV station, called journalist 'dead man walking,' authorities say," 3 July 2018 He, like so many Annapolians, had spent Thursday afternoon waiting to hear from their friends in the newsroom. Aubrey Whelan,, "'It's a remarkable thing … we've got to protect.' In shooting's wake, a Maryland town embraces its newspaper," 30 June 2018 Meanwhile, some news companies, such as McClatchy, owner of this newspaper, are working to reinvent the newsroom and the news products that are credible and essential for a 21st century audience. Alberto Ibargüen, star-telegram, "Support local news –it’s crucial to our lives and our democracy," 5 July 2018 Many of us who work in newsrooms are uncomfortably familiar with his type: a subject who refuses to limit his objections to the comments section or letters to the editor. Brian Chasnoff, San Antonio Express-News, "Menace toward journalists has grown under Trump," 29 June 2018 Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross spoke to local newsrooms Friday to assure them the police department is taking the attack seriously. Aubrey Nagle,, "City turns out for ICE protests, how to steal a house in Philly | Morning Newsletter," 2 July 2018 The shocking attack on an American newsroom stunned the country, where reporters at the paper described the incident in real time and later prompted local police across the country to send officers to news organizations as a precaution. NBC News, "Trump says Capital Gazette shooting 'shocked the conscience of our nation'," 29 June 2018 Best-selling author Carl Hiaasen remembered his brother, Rob Hiaasen, in a Facebook post after he was killed in the deadly shooting in an Annapolis, Maryland, newsroom. CBS News, "Carl Hiaasen remembers brother killed in Annapolis shooting," 29 June 2018 Friday would have been Cantu's 70th birthday. *** This story is the result of a collaboration between the Chronicle and ProPublica, an independent nonprofit newsroom based in New York. Mike Hixenbaugh/houston Chronicle, Houston Chronicle, "After two-week review, St. Luke’s in Houston reopens its heart transplant program," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of newsroom

1862, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of newsroom was in 1862

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English Language Learners Definition of newsroom

: an office where the news is prepared for a newspaper or a television or radio program

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to express warning or disapproval

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