Definition of cub reporter in English:

cub reporter


  • A young or inexperienced newspaper reporter.

    ‘he joined the paper as a cub reporter in 1917’
    • ‘As a cub reporter, he was there with his microphone in 1954 as the USSR Commissar's tried to force the wife of defector Vladimir Petrov to return to Moscow.’
    • ‘In 1975, Randy Shilts, then a cub reporter for The Advocate, wrote about the inception of gay professional organizations.’
    • ‘I mean, I was a cub reporter back then, and Dominick and I sat together in the courtroom, and every day was just another drama.’
    • ‘Recall the famous Star writing style guide that influenced a young cub reporter, Ernest Hemingway.’
    • ‘I was a cub reporter at the London magazine Time Out when I covered the campaign by Yusuf Islam - Cat Stevens - to gain state funding for his Islamia school in Brent, north London.’
    • ‘A cub reporter could not contain himself and he asked the Speaker outside whether the Speaker had equalled or bettered the record of the former Speaker in adjourning the august House for the same reason and agenda.’
    • ‘Published weeks before the two editors jumped ship, a titanic confession in the Times explained how a cub reporter conned the smartest editors in the business.’
    • ‘After his father's death, young Sam enrolled in the college and seminary of hard knocks, first as a printer's apprentice and then as a cub reporter for his brother's newspaper.’
    • ‘This was a time when Stewart was a cub reporter on his local newspaper in Mirfield, Yorkshire.’
    • ‘Kennedy has been chasing stories for over 30 years, since she first secured a cub reporter's job in the Kilkenny office of the Munster Express, the Waterford local paper.’
    • ‘Born in the Bronx, Pressman worked as a cub reporter for a local newspaper through his high school years.’
    • ‘She left school at 16, worked briefly as a cub reporter on a local newspaper, then moved to London, travelling widely in Europe and South Africa before embarking on a working life in publishing.’
    • ‘My income dropped substantially, though, when I joined the local newspaper as a cub reporter.’
    • ‘Spears called back and told Veronica to ask any question she wanted, but the fledgling cub reporter lost her chance to break the earth-shattering news of Britney's pregnancy.’
    • ‘When I was 19, I tried to go back to my local weekly, the Aegis, in Harford County, Maryland, for a second summer as a cub reporter.’
    • ‘She started out as a cub reporter in Stratford-on-Avon and worked through the ranks at two newspapers - on news, sports and subs desks - and has completed freelance articles for national newspapers and magazines.’
    • ‘IN 1967 an unknown cub reporter and a local baker were thrust into the national spotlight when one of the UK's worst air disasters hit Stockport.’
    • ‘He had come to the studios from watching the Nigeria game in his room at the luxury Mandarin Oriental Hotel, off Hyde Park, armed with two sheets of scrawled notes, as eager as a cub reporter on his first assignment.’
    • ‘She completed a BA in psychology at Concordia, but found herself drawn to broadcasting, beginning as a cub reporter on local radio.’
    • ‘My father suggested I come and work in the office and he paid me more than a cub reporter would have got, so I just stayed.’


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