How many words do you know related to the word “news”? Well, there are quite a few and that doesn’t include verbs and expressions like “to be in the news”.
Here are just some of them with their meanings:
News agency: an organisation which collects news and passes it on to newspapers, television and radio companies, e.g. Reuters.
Newsagent: a shop which sells newspapers, magazines, sweets, cigarettes, etc.
Newscaster, newsreader or news presenter: A person who reads the news on television and radio.
Newsflash or breaking news: A short item of news, usually of importance which may interrupt another television or radio programme.
News gathering: the process of researching into news items, especially the ones that will be broadcast on television or printed in the press.
Newsletter: a printed report on activities and events of a club or similar which is sent to its members periodically.
Newspeak: language which is not clear or honest, especially seen in political propaganda.
Newsprint: the paper that newspapers are printed on.
Newsroom: the area in a newspaper office or broadcasting studio where the news is prepared.
Newstand: a place in the street, railway station, etc. where newspapers are sold.
Newsworthy: interesting and important enough to be included in a news broadcast or report.
Newspaper man/woman: a person who works for a newspaper, e.g. a journalist.
The Internet takes a large slice of the news market now, but for one reason or another lots of people still prefer to get informed in other more traditional ways, and many still like to stain their fingers with inky newsprint!!!
Happy English learning!!