Definition of newsmagazine in US English:



  • 1A periodical, usually published weekly, that reports and comments on current events.

    • ‘In the leftist water in which we all swim, and have swum for half a century, left-liberalism reigns: in media, in academia, in the schools and the newsmagazines.’
    • ‘I hope today that the Joint Chiefs and their commanders in the field are not spending valuable time rebutting the plans and ideas being published in newspapers and newsmagazines.’
    • ‘‘I used to want to work for one of the newsmagazines,’ she says.’
    • ‘The only real surprise, I thought, was the small number of photos of any kind published by the weekly newsmagazines, which are much more dependent on graphic content than newspapers.’
    • ‘The challenge remains for the different newsmagazines to find a distinctive voice.’
    • ‘Later that year, Kumar published an account of his journeys in the newsmagazine Illustrated Weekly of India.’
    • ‘Its downscaling leaves the market without a major weekly regional newsmagazine.’
    • ‘Unlike other award-winning newsmagazines in this country, The Advocate delivers the goods every other week with a shockingly small staff of editors!’
    • ‘We give students copies of opinion columns from local newspapers and national newsmagazines that mislead readers about education in the United States.’
    • ‘I realize that major newsmagazines have been doing duty as publicists for movies for quite some time, at least since Time put The Godfather, Part II on its cover.’
    • ‘Traditional print and electronic media outlets aren't all bastions of accuracy and reliability, of course with supermarket tabloids, for instance, employing completely different standards than weekly newsmagazines.’
    • ‘Television will offer continuous day-long coverage, unhindered by commercials, while the newsmagazines and newspapers will bring out their double issues.’
    • ‘Through its 100,000-circulation Washington Times, Insight, a weekly newsmagazine, and a host of organizations that it funds, the church has become a major player in conservative politics.’
    • ‘With world events sometimes changing by the hour, it is reassuring to know there is a progressive media apparatus that can report on and analyze the rapidly shifting landscape as fast as the mainstream dailies and weekly newsmagazines.’
    • ‘Just ahead, we'll reveal what's on the cover of this week's major newsmagazines, plus, Bruce Morton's ‘Last Word.’’
    • ‘She is currently editor-in-chief of ACS's weekly newsmagazine, Chemical & Engineering News, a post she has held since 1995.’
    • ‘The major newsmagazines put out special issues.’
    • ‘A poignant photograph then published in a newsmagazine showed her grieving over the body of her child, who died in the disaster that flattened their village and killed more than 1,400 of its residents.’
    • ‘The number of Japanese going abroad annually, approximately 13.6 million as of 1995, was predicted by the weekly newsmagazine to balloon to 30 million by 2005.’
    • ‘But Brown's recording didn't have the emotional shelf life of Jet, a weekly black newsmagazine.’
    1. 1.1 A regularly scheduled television news program consisting of short segments on a variety of subjects and featuring a varied format combining interviews, commentary, and entertainment.
      • ‘The story was picked up by the TV newsmagazine 20 / 20, and Goldstein became the go-to guy on the subject.’
      • ‘She arrived at the pinnacle 12 years ago, landing first at NBC Nightly News and later the newsmagazine show Dateline NBC.’
      • ‘On the other hand, that kind of money is certainly within the budgets of the major newsmagazine programs on television.’
      • ‘Celebrity Justice is a spinoff of the celebrity buzz vehicle Extra - which is itself a copycat of the original entertainment newsmagazine, Entertainment Tonight, or ET as it's known to roughly eight million nightly viewers.’
      • ‘And this was not simply a matter for the alternative magazines with small circulations; it was also covered in mainstream papers like The New York Times, The Washington Post, and on several television newsmagazines.’
      • ‘We all gathered in a friendly Irish pub to watch the Massachusetts-based TV newsmagazine Chronicle dedicate a half-hour to the FSP.’
      • ‘But networks mostly offered soap operas and newsmagazines and held back their popular sitcoms and dramas due to rights issues.’
      • ‘The case also gained wide attention when it was featured on the investigative newsmagazine The Fifth Estate (a Canadian version of 60 Minutes).’
      • ‘TN Media Senior VP Steve Sternberg hails fewer newsmagazines, fewer cookie-cutter comedies and more distinctive dramas as developments that will ‘get people back from cable.’’
      • ‘Newspapers and TV newsmagazines lapped up the news, decrying a new confidence crisis among American girls.’
      • ‘Moore was host and executive director of the TV newsmagazine program, TV Nation.’
      • ‘On the television newsmagazine 20 / 20, John Stossel called the biologists who sent the hair ‘zealots.’’
      • ‘Aliens are a common theme both as a dramatic effect in a storyline and as the subject matter of serious newsmagazine programs about scientific exploration and pseudoscience.’
      • ‘But I will say this, that I think the television newsmagazines and the regular magazines, they've gotten a lot bolder lately in terms of putting out personal information about celebrities that you would have never seen 10 years ago.’
      • ‘Television newsmagazines have regularly broadcast reports of these invasions of privacy.’
      • ‘And 28 percent of women say they're watching more Dateline, 20/20 and other newsmagazines today than they did before the attacks, compared with 18 percent of men.’
      • ‘But come next week, he will sign off from ‘Now,’ the weekly PBS newsmagazine he began in 2002, as, at age 70, he retires from television.’
      • ‘He hosts ‘NOW’ which is television's smartest newsmagazine and continues to make documentaries.’
      • ‘Primetime newsmagazines have proliferated even as the nightly newscasts have lost some of their luster.’
      • ‘Of the 100-odd primetime shows that will premiere on the four networks this fall and winter, more than 30-including CBS newsmagazines - will be made by one or another company owned by Viacom.’