What Is The Full Meaning Of NEWS Acronym?


You want to know the meaning of NEWS acronym. The abbreviation NEWS stands for “Notable Events, Weather and Sports”. Apart from the above, News has been defined by various authors and Journalistic scholars of Mass communication.


According to Oxford dictionary, “News is newly received or noteworthy information, especially about recent events usually a broadcast or published report not previously known to someone.”

According to Cambridge English dictionary, “Information or reports about recent events. A television or radio programme consisting of reports about recent events. To tell someone about something bad that has just happened and may have an effect on them and to be reported about.”

According to the Free Dictionary, News means “Information about recent events or happenings, especially as reported by means of newspapers, websites, radio, television, and other forms of media. b. A presentation of such information, as in a newspaper or on a newscast”

According to Wikipedia, News is information about current events. Journalists provide news through many different media, based on word of mouth, printing, postal systems, broadcasting, electronic communication, and also on their own testimony, as witnesses of relevant events.

We shall now list some of the authors and their various definitions of news below:

  • When a dog bites a man that is not news, but when a man bites a dog that is news. (Charles Anderson Dana, American journalist, 1819-1897)
  • News is what somebody somewhere wants to suppress; all the rest is advertising. (Lord Northcliffe, British publisher 1865-1922)
  • Well, news is anything that’s interesting, that relates to what’s happening in the world, what’s happening in areas of the culture that would be of interest to your audience. (Kurt Loder, American journalist, b. 1945)
  • Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they will appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it and, above all, accurately so they will be guided by its light. (Joseph Pulitzer, American publisher, 1847-1911)
  • News is anything that makes a reader say, `Gee Whiz’! (Arthur MacEwen, American editor), No one says “Gee Whiz!” very much these days, of course, not even in America — both because that expression has long since been supplanted by others more colourful and less printable, and because our capacity for surprise has long since been dulled by a surfeit of sources. (Shashi Tharoor, Indian writer and diplomat, b. 1956)
  • What you see is news, what you know is background, what you feel is opinion. (Lester Markel, American journalist, 1894-1977)
  • It is hard news that catches readers. Features hold them. (Lord Northcliffe, British publisher 1865-1922)
  • To a journalist, good news is often not news at all. (Phil Donahue, American entertainer, b. 1935)
  • No news is good news. (Ludovic Halevy, French author, 1834-1908)
  • [News is] a first rough draft of history. (Philip L. Graham, American publisher, 1915-1963)
  • For most folks, no news is good news; for the press, good news is not news. (Gloria Borger, American journalist, b. 1952)
  • The real news is bad news. (Marshall Mcluhan, Canadian communications theorist, 1911-1980)
  • News is what a chap who doesn’t care much about anything wants to read. And it’s only news until he’s read it. After that it’s dead. (Evelyn Waugh, British author, 1903-1966)
  • Good stories flow like honey but bad stories stick in the craw [gullet]. What is a bad story? It’s a story that cannot be absorbed in the first time of reading. It’s a story that leaves questions unanswered. (Arthur Christiansen, British newspaper editor, 1904-1963)
  • Hard news really is hard. It sticks not in the craw but in the mind. It has an almost physical effect, causing fear, interest, laughter or shock. (Andrew Marr, British journalist, b. 1959)
  • Never awake me when you have good news to announce, because with good news nothing presses; but when you have bad news, arouse me immediately, for then there is not an instant to be lost. (Napoleon Bonaparte, French Emperor, 1769-1821)
  • Journalism consists largely in saying Lord Jones died to people who never knew Lord Jones was alive. (G.K. Chesterton, British writer, 1874-1936)
  • News reports stand up as people, and people wither into editorials. Clichés walk around on two legs while men are having theirs shot off. (Karl Kraus, Austrian satirist, 1874-1936)
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Oluchi Chukwu

Oluchi is a seasoned Information blogger, content developer and the editor of Nigerian Queries. She is a tech enthusiast who loves reading, writing and research

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