Meaning of NEWS in English



1. news that people tell each other

2. news on television or in a newspaper

3. a news report

4. to report the news

5. when something is reported in the news

6. someone whose job is to report the news


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1. news that people tell each other

▷ news /njuːzǁnuːz/ [uncountable noun]

things that people tell each other about something that happened recently :

▪ I’ve got some news for you.

▪ That’s great news!

news of

▪ There hasn’t been any news of him since he left home.

news about

▪ Have you heard the news about Carole?

news that

▪ He brought the news that their father was seriously ill.

somebody’s news

what someone has been doing recently

▪ Sit down and tell me all your news.

good/bad news

▪ Good news! Ian passed his driving test!

▪ Well, the bad news is that the train is delayed by an hour.

have good/bad news for somebody

▪ I’m afraid I have some bad news for you.

hear (the/my etc) news

▪ Have you heard the news? Sara’s going to have a baby.

spread the news

tell a lot of people about it

▪ They’re going to appoint a new chairman - spread the news!

break the news to somebody

tell someone something that they did not know, especially something bad

▪ I just don’t know how to break the news to Sherri. She’ll be so disappointed.

the news breaks

when people hear some news

▪ Since the news broke, hundreds of people have called with messages of support.

▷ the latest /ðə ˈleɪtə̇st/ [uncountable noun] spoken

the most recent news :

▪ Have you heard the latest? Phil’s going out with Judy!

the latest about

▪ Oh, I haven’t told you the latest about my car!

the latest on

▪ What’s the latest on the election?

▷ developments /dɪˈveləpmənts/ [plural noun]

the most recent changes in an important situation - used especially in news programmes on television or radio :

▪ The President said today that he was watching developments in Asia with great interest.

▪ There are no new developments to report at this stage.

further developments

more developments

▪ We’ll be keeping you informed of any further developments throughout the day.

▷ scandal /ˈskændl/ [countable/uncountable noun]

shocking facts that are made public about someone’s behaviour :

▪ The newspapers only seem interested in gossip and scandal.

a scandal breaks

becomes known

▪ He resigned a few days after the scandal broke.

sex/drug/financial etc scandal

▪ a sex scandal involving senior politicians

▪ the worst spy scandal in US history

2. news on television or in a newspaper

▷ the news /ðə ˈnjuːzǁ-ˈnuːz/ [singular noun]

reports about recent events, reported in newspapers or on television, radio or the Internet :

▪ He always reads the sports news first.

▪ Welcome to the early evening news.

▪ I was listening to the news this morning, but I didn’t catch what they said about it.

on the news

on television or radio

▪ They said on the news that the visit has been cancelled.

▪ Did you hear anything on the news about the bomb?

in the news

reported about on television, radio, in newspapers etc

▪ She’s been in the news a lot recently.

follow the news

listen, read or watch the news regularly

▪ I don’t know if you’ve been following the news, but I heard that three American servicemen were killed there.

▷ news /njuːzǁnuːz/ [uncountable noun]

events that are reported in newspapers or in news programmes :

▪ News is coming in about an oil spill in the South Atlantic.

news about

▪ The paper was full of news about the peace negotiations.

local/national/regional news

▪ We deal mainly with local news.

▷ news bulletin /ˈnjuːz ˌbʊlə̇tɪnǁˈnuːz-/ [countable noun] especially British

a short news programme, in which only the most important pieces of news are read :

▪ It was reported in news bulletins throughout the day that the astronauts were in trouble.

▪ a weekly news bulletin

▷ newsflash especially British /special report/news bulletin American /ˈnjuːzflæʃǁˈnuːz-, ˌspeʃ ə l rɪˈpɔːʳt, ˈnjuːz ˌbʊlə̇tɪnǁˈnuːz-/ [countable noun]

a piece of news that is so important that it is broadcast immediately, often in the middle of another programme :

▪ We interrupt this programme to bring you a newsflash.

▪ There were special reports about the accident on all the networks.

▪ All the shows started late because of the news bulletin about the bombing.

▷ update/news update /ˈʌpdeɪt, ˌnjuːz ʌpˈdeɪtǁˌnuːz-/ [countable noun]

a broadcast report of the most recent news about something :

▪ We will continue to bring you news updates throughout the day.

update/news update on

▪ the latest update on the rescue effort

▷ the headlines /ðə ˈhedlaɪnz/ [plural noun]

the important points of the news, printed in big letters on the front page of a newspaper or read at the beginning of a news broadcast :

▪ I just have time to glance at the headlines before I leave for work.

▪ This is the six o'clock news. First, the headlines ...

▷ top story/lead story /ˌtɒp ˈstɔːriǁˌtɑːp-, ˌliːd ˈstɔːri/ [countable noun] American

the most important piece of news that is reported at the beginning of a news broadcast :

▪ Tonight’s top story: unemployment is at a 20 year low.

3. a news report

▷ report /rɪˈpɔːʳt/ [countable noun]

▪ During the war, most reports were compiled under government restrictions.

▪ As more reports emerge about his business affairs, his re-election looks increasingly unlikely.

news/weather/newspaper etc report

▪ We’ll be giving you further news and weather reports every hour throughout the day.

▪ Newspaper reports say Woods is ‘delighted’ with his success.

report about/on

▪ A recent report on child abuse in The Guardian suggests that as many as one in ten children are at risk.

report from

▪ We’re getting reports from the scene of the fighting that 12 hostages have been killed.

▷ story /ˈstɔːri/ [countable noun]

a report in a newspaper or news programme about a recent event or something that is interesting to the public :

▪ The main story tonight is the earthquake in Albania.

▪ a headline-grabbing story

▪ The story I read in the newspaper said they intend to close the theatre down.

story about/on

▪ There have been a lot of stories in the papers recently about contaminated food.

cover/front page story

the main story in a magazine or newspaper that is on its front cover

▪ the front page story in The Wall Street Journal

a story breaks

when something is reported in the news

▪ When the story broke, the police initially refused to release any further details.

▷ item /ˈaɪtəm/ [countable noun]

a short report that is part of a news programme or newspaper, magazine etc :

▪ The next item will be of special interest to viewers who are dog-owners.

item on/about

▪ There’s an item about the robbery on page seven.

▪ I turned the page, and saw a small item about Muhammad Ali.

news item

▪ The news item announcing the verdict was much smaller than the item that announced his arrest.

▷ scoop /skuːp/ [countable noun usually singular]

an important or exciting piece of news that is printed in one newspaper before it appears in any other :

▪ It was his first major scoop and he promised not to reveal the source of his information.

▪ CNN quickly recognised the opportunity for a scoop.

▷ exclusive /ɪkˈskluːsɪv/ [countable noun usually singular]

an important or surprising piece of news that is printed in only one newspaper or broadcast by only one news programme, especially because someone has let them use the information before anyone else :

▪ Michael Jackson has promised the network an exclusive.

▪ We have exclusives that you won’t find on other networks.

world exclusive

something that has never been reported anywhere before

▪ The newspaper has a reputation for good reporting and world exclusives.

exclusive [adjective only before noun]

▪ At the end of the programme we have an exclusive interview with Senator Goldwater.

▷ coverage /ˈkʌv ə rɪdʒ/ [uncountable noun]

the way an event or subject is reported in the news, especially how much space or time is given to reporting it :

▪ Too much coverage is given to sport on TV and not enough to political issues.

coverage of

▪ coverage of the Greek elections

media/television/press etc coverage

▪ The AIDS conference received extensive media coverage.

▪ Leach had no difficulty getting press coverage for his stunts.

4. to report the news

▷ report /rɪˈpɔːʳt/ [intransitive/transitive verb]

▪ We aim to report the news as fairly and fully as possible.

▪ This is Gavin Williams, reporting from the United Nations in New York.

▪ His victory was not widely reported in the Western media.

report on

▪ The Post sent her to Bangladesh to report on the cholera epidemic.

report that

▪ The newspaper reported that he had supplemented his income with thousands of dollars from the federal budget.

be reported to be/have done something

reported in a newspaper or news programme

▪ He was reliably reported to be drunk at the White House reception.

▪ She is reported to have thrown a glass of wine at her former boss.

▷ cover /ˈkʌvəʳ/ [transitive verb]

to report the details of an event or a series of events for a newspaper or news programme :

▪ He was sent to Northern Ireland to cover the peace talks.

▪ a magazine covering women’s issues

▷ run a story /ˌrʌn ə ˈstɔːri/ [verb phrase]

if a newspaper or news programme runs a story, it reports a particular event, especially something that people did not previously know about :

▪ The Editor decided not to run the story until all the facts were known.

▪ USA Today did not run the story until Ashe had made his announcement.

5. when something is reported in the news

▷ be in the news /biː ɪn ðə ˈnjuːzǁ-ˈnuːz/ [verb phrase]

something or someone that is in the news is being written about in newspapers or talked about on television, radio etc :

▪ Football teams like to make sure their star players are constantly in the news.

▪ At that time, events in Chile were very much in the news.

▷ make the news/make news /ˌmeɪk ðə ˈnjuːz, ˌmeɪk ˈnjuːzǁ-ˈnuːz/ [verb phrase]

to be considered important enough to be reported in a newspaper or news programme :

▪ Twenty years ago, environmental issues rarely made the news.

▪ The hoax made national news, and people were talking about it for weeks afterwards.

▪ You made the news recently when you rescued a young boy from drowning -- can you tell us a bit about that?

▷ hit/make/grab the headlines /ˌhɪt, ˌmeɪk, ˌgræb ðə ˈhedlaɪnz/ [verb phrase]

if something hits, makes, or grabs the headlines, it suddenly starts to be reported in all the main stories in newspapers or on television or radio :

▪ He grabbed the headlines last year when he became the first man to win three Grand Prix races in a row.

▪ Phil Andrews again hit the headlines by scoring three goals in last night’s game.

▪ Larson’s handling of the case made national headlines last year.

6. someone whose job is to report the news

▷ reporter /rɪˈpɔːʳtəʳ/ [countable noun]

someone who finds out about events and writes about them in newspapers or tells people about them on television or radio :

▪ She works as a junior reporter for the Today programme.

▪ a crowd of reporters

▪ ‘We’ve reached a critical stage in the negotiations,’ he told waiting reporters.

TV/newspaper/Washington Post etc reporter

▪ He used to work as a TV reporter in LA.

▷ journalist /ˈdʒɜːʳn ə l-ɪst, ˈdʒɜːʳn ə l-əst/ [countable noun]

someone who reports the news, especially for a newspaper, as their profession :

▪ All foreign journalists have been told to leave the war zone as soon as possible.

▪ An experienced journalist has a sense of what is likely to be relevant about a story.

sports/media/finance etc journalist

▪ After he retired from football he became a sports journalist for the Gazette.

▪ Lee is one of the highest-paid finance journalists in the country.

journalism [uncountable noun]

the work of being a journalist :

▪ After 10 years I left politics and went into journalism.

▷ correspondent /ˌkɒrɪˈspɒndənt, ˌkɒrəˈspɒndəntǁˌkɔːrə̇ˈspɑːn-, ˌkɑː-/ [countable noun]

someone who reports the news about one particular subject or place, for a newspaper or news programme :

▪ We now go over to our correspondent in Lisbon for a report on the election.

foreign/war/Washington etc correspondent

▪ He left his local paper to become the Daily Telegraph’s defence correspondent.

▪ He joined ABC as its chief foreign correspondent in 2000.

▷ newsreader British /newscaster American /ˈnjuːzˌriːdəʳǁˈnuːz-, ˈnjuːzˌkɑːstəʳǁˈnuːzˌkæs-/ [countable noun]

someone whose job is to read the news on the television, radio etc :

▪ I’ve always thought you have the right voice to be a newsreader.

▪ She became well-known as a newscaster before getting her own talk show in Chicago.

▷ hack /hæk/ [countable noun] informal

someone who writes for a newspaper, especially one whose writing is not good or interesting :

▪ The latest scandal was quickly picked up by the hacks at The Post.

▪ A group of hacks were huddled around the gates, waiting for her to emerge.

▷ the press /ðə ˈpres/ []

all newspapers and reporters, considered as a single group :

▪ I never give interviews to the press.

▪ The press have blown the story out of all proportion.

local/national/English etc press

▪ Make sure the local press are there to hear my speech.

in the press

in the newspapers

▪ There was a lot of speculation in the press that the Prime Minister was about to resign.

notify the press

▪ Palace staff waited several hours before notifying the press about the King’s condition.

▷ the media /ðə ˈmiːdiə/ []

newspapers, radio, and television, considered as a single group :

▪ The story received a huge amount of media attention.

▪ A White House aide told the media everything he knew about the President’s private life.

local/national/German etc media

▪ The Japanese media quoted Murayama as being ‘very pleased’ with the breakthrough.

▪ local media reports

mass media

the media considered as something that reaches a very large number of people

▪ a case of mass media manipulation

in the media

in newspapers, on television, or on radio

▪ There wasn’t much about the event in the media.

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