One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A computer program for reading messages posted to newsgroups.
- ‘If anything interesting pops up I'll fire up my newsreader and post a response or make a note for possible inclusion in tomorrow's column.’
- ‘Many email programs, newsreaders, RSS feeds, and web browsers have the ability to ‘disable images’.’
- ‘Email clients, newsreaders, offline browsers and backup managers are among the company's other offerings.’
- ‘In fact, I wouldn't be too surprised if the likes of Microsoft and IBM Lotus are not far away from including RSS newsreaders in their email clients.’
- ‘Unfortunately, not all newsreader software (the programs you and I use to access newsgroups) can handle this new method, and that's creating a real bunfight in the binaries newsgroups.’
2British A person who reads broadcast news stories; a newscaster.
- ‘The region has its very own 6.30 pm news programme, fronted by well-known BBC Look North newsreader, Peter Levy, and Helen Fospero, a former US correspondent with GMTV.’
- ‘This seems to fly in the face of common sense, as Channel 4 newsreader Jon Snow observed in his interview with us.’
- ‘‘The Bahamas were beautiful,’ said Janine, a radio travel newsreader for Trafficlink.’
- ‘Actor Richard E Grant and newsreader Fiona Bruce are two of the famous names who will try to persuade viewers to vote for their favourite architectural treasure.’
- ‘I'm sure I heard one newsreader refer to ‘Athens, Europe’ when briefly mentioning the Olympics.’
- ‘At News 24 he was an evening presenter and newsreader, and also presented the nightly entertainment news show Zero 30.’
- ‘Mr Sherry was a radio reporter and newsreader before television was introduced into New Zealand in the early 1960s.’
- ‘For several years, she worked as a producer and newsreader at BBC Radio Lancashire and also on the post-graduate journalist course at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston.’
- ‘If you think that's an exaggeration, something very similar happened to former ITN newsreader Julia Sommerville a few years back.’
- ‘Profile writers have not always been kind to the country's first woman television newsreader.’
- ‘He has a local connection too, being a cousin of BBC newsreader Claire Frisby.’
- ‘The four local celebrities join actress Kate Winslet, ITN newsreader Katie Derham and marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe, who also make their debuts in Who's Who.’
- ‘Top BBC journalist Kate Adie joined newsreader Jan Leeming and Castaway star Ben Fogle, to introduce their new books with individualism and gusto.’
- ‘The museum, which houses over 100 horses, was due to be officially opened at noon by ITN newsreader Nicholas Owen.’
- ‘Whilst many would later tune into Liquid News specifically to see Chris' style, it came as a complete shock to many to see the ego-centric world of celebrity mocked by a smartly dressed newsreader on an otherwise serious news channel.’
- ‘His wife of 16 years is Maria Shriver, NBC newsreader and a niece of former president John F Kennedy, so it is no surprise that Schwarzenegger is into politics as well as being a dedicated do-gooder.’
- ‘In a distinguished journalism career, Ms Ford made headlines herself when she became ITN's first prime-time female newsreader in 1978.’
- ‘The daughter of TV newsreader Carol Barnes and government minister Denis MacShane has died in a skydiving accident in Australia.’
- ‘My resolution never to go into television journalism was formed early, when I went out drinking with a local TV newsreader.’
- ‘Among those working for the station at that time was Phil Hayton who went on to be a BBC TV newsreader.’
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