Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A newsman or a newswoman.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person involved in the gathering or delivery of news; thus, a reporter or journalist

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who investigates and reports or edits news stories

Etymologies

news +‎ person (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Most of what we read is mostly opinion or enhance in the way the so called "newsperson" leans it is pathetic.

    Reliable Sources: Journos spar over Obama presser question

  • I can't recall any "newsperson" making that sort of comment about anybody before, although perhaps I don't get out enough.

    Hillary Personally Addresses Question Of Whether She Wants MSNBC's Shuster Fired

  • A state appeals court concurred, writing that her postings on the website www.oprano.com, which bills itself as "The Wall Street Journal of the Porn Industry," "were not made in the context of any recognized aspect of the news process nor, we conclude, by a 'newsperson' in the course of her professional activities."

    Winging It

  • A state appeals court concurred, writing that her postings on the website Oprano.com, which bills itself as "The Wall Street Journal of the Porn Industry," "were not made in the context of any recognized aspect of the news process nor, we conclude, by a 'newsperson' in the course of her professional activities."

    The Seattle Times

  • Hannity is not a news person, doesn't pretend to be a newsperson, and is not advertised or put forth as a news person.

    Discourse.net: Hannity = Dishonesty

  • I can't believe you run garbage like this but don't report on the two incidents about ACORN in MD. and D.C. How the hell can you people look at yourself in the mirror and say I'm proud to be an honest newsperson?

    Steak draws Al Franken to Iowa

  • And he's got this mean nasty side to him, and it's entertaining, but don't tell me he's a newsperson.

    Obama faces gusher of criticism

  • Whatever it was, I cringed and found myself wondering about this woman I had come to think of over the years as a tough, feisty newsperson always willing to put presidents on the spot by asking the difficult questions.

    Mike Farrell: Regarding Helen Thomas

  • I don't believe that any journalist who holds certain viewpoints will automatically allow them to taint the various stories he or she covers; I don't think that just because the true feelings of any newsperson somehow slip out into the realm of the public, that man or woman is now spoiled and has "lost credibility."

    Chez Pazienza: Mistweeted: The Firing of Octavia Nasr

  • Here was a newsperson that we could really trust to get the real story and not let anyone get away with half truths.

    Newsman Tim Russert dies at 58

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