American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An urgent or immediate item of news.
- n. The act or an instance of interrupting previously scheduled radio or television programming in order to report a newsworthy event or story.
- n. an instance of news broadcasting
- n. a short news announcement concerning some on-going news story
- news + break (Wiktionary)
“It is just like … we-interrupt-this-program-for-important-announcement kind of newsbreak when I kept on seeing Bush's face on the TV screen when the show scheduled for the time slot is that of”
“Could this could be exactly the kind of big, important newsbreak that CNN has been looking for to turn things around?”
“A special newsbreak was interrupting the broadcast.”
“I kept getting madder and madder yesterday because at each newsbreak they were pimping Mayor Bloomberg and his opposition to the “Gun Show Loophole,” for the children.”
“Discussing the newsbreak that ended Eliot Spitzers governorship of New York, Mr. Landman appears to mean simply that there is no preference for the newspaper over the Web as the place to break news: If the news comes out, it gets published both to the Web and the paper as soon as possible (which means the Web wins).”
“And the business model as was pointed out yesterday when they had their big newsbreak about Obama saying what he said.”
“Really, this is less of a newsbreak and more of a surrender -- 2008 will be the year that peep-toe boots broke.”
“By this election we will be lucky if the conventions get 60 seconds on a newsbreak updates, interrupting the commercials.”
“Now a knot of journalists in the tiny television studio in Building 127 on the sprawling Microsoft campus were being handed a press release with yet another newsbreak from Bizarro-world: Bill Gates was quitting as Microsoft CEO, a job he'd held almost since the PC industry's birth and his puberty.”
“DOBBS: Well, it may be the popular position, but this may be a newsbreak to both the Republicans and the Democrats: the majority rule in a Democracy and the popular will, in this country, as an expression of the consent of governed and we don't need any more elites in either party, it's time to end that nonsense, as well.”
Looking for tweets for newsbreak.