A short news broadcast, especially on television; a newsflash.
- ‘Fighting antibiotic resistance may take a little creativity, according to a news brief in American Medical News.’
- ‘One article was a news brief displaying one exterior image and one interior view of the top floor conference room - the only comfortably proportioned space.’
- ‘The cause of death had not yet been established when the news brief was written.’
- ‘The Times ran only a three-paragraph news brief on the incident.’
- ‘Editors can debate the value of news briefs, but the prevalence of shorter articles cannot be missed.’
- ‘What follows is a suggested re-write of an Amnesty International news release about violence against women, refocusing it as a news brief about violence committed by men.’
- ‘In truth, he had swiped the statistic from a news brief in USA Today, and even then had inflated it from 30 per cent in order to entice the premier.’
- ‘A July 15 news brief in the Denver Post reported the number of bidders for Qwest's directory service, QwestDex, is down to two groups.’
- ‘Did any of you catch the recent news brief linking milk consumption to cancer?’
- ‘Egyptian national television, long dominated by the monotonous recitation of news briefs and a parade of sleepy soap operas, faces a challenge in attracting the youth, who have turned to the satellite channel al-Jazeera, based in Qatar.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.