Definitions

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

  • n. A man who gathers, reports, or edits news.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A reporter; a person in the profession of providing news.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who brings news.
  • n. A man who distributes or sells newspapers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A man who sells or delivers newspapers.

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 +‎ -man (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • If Stewart's liberalish newsman is the voice of sanity and Colbert's right-wing talk-show host is the voice of fear, and hundreds of thousands turn out to celebrate sanity, that's a powerful statement.

    Adele Stan: 4 Reasons Why Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity Is Great for Progressives

  • Dan Rather, the Category 5 newsman, is on a collision course with Guantánamo Bay.

    Dan Rather Does Guantánamo

  • But unless a newsman is out of favor, Ziegler is at least accessible to the press.

    The President and the Press

  • Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg with Sen. Chuck Schumer The newsman was the evening's emcee, cracking jokes for local politicians who came out to support the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation, which helps fund research to combat its titular ailment.

    Local Politicians Gather to Aid Lupus Research

  • Stewart hates being called a newsman, he says he's being a comedian, like you mentioned.

    Wajahat Ali: The Daily Show's "Brown Guy": Aasif Mandvi Interview

  • That would be Stephen Colbert, the hilarious so-called newsman on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report."

    CNN Transcript Jul 27, 2007

  • But the biggest sin that you could commit if you're a newsman is the very same thing.

    CNN Transcript Dec 8, 2001

  • I refused to look at the stuff and I said that this is a Cuban problem now and that we were going to solve this problem here; I am not interested in getting anything from a news organization over there; I would not even accept this sort of thing if it were from a newspapermen's organization as such; the newsman is the very heart of the newspaper and the owner is just the owner and that is all, the stockholder, but the fellow who makes the newspaper is the newsman and the fellow who gets the news is the newsman, he is the worker, he is the fellow in the shop, who does the work -- but the fellow who has a lot of money can buy a newspaper, even if he doesn't know how to read or write.

    TELEVISION INTERVIEW

  • Buoyed by support from Republican members of Congress and CNN "newsman" Lou Dobbs, radio hatemonger Mark Levin, these liars now have a majority of Republicans nationwide doubting Obama's citizenship and a large majority of all Southern Whites saying they're either certain or doubtful that Obama was not born in this country.

    Larry Gellman: The Difference Between Criticism and Hate Speech

  • A few months ago, the Birthers (championed by "newsman" Lou Dobbs) reappeared with no new information but with more energy than ever -- more than a year after they first raised the issue and dropped it due to lack of facts or proof.

    Larry Gellman: The State of Denial Has Zero Electoral Votes -- But It Seems to Be Winning

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