What is NEWS???

India
March 8, 2007 5:26pm CST
People please share your views about news.Where do you think the word news came from and how many of you know the abbrevation of news.Do u know anythin about the history of this word.Where it was derived from.How imp it was to french..discuss anything you know about this term..i really want to learn from all you guys........and not from any of the search engines..:)
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@dividend (119)
• Netherlands
8 Mar 07
News should be original and up to date.`Dog bites man` is not news. `Man bites dog`is news. News is something subjective to someone`s opinion. Is gossip news?
• India
8 Mar 07
Hey thanks for ur reply...bt i want to know the meaning of the word news and not an explanation........I think i shud have asked it in a different way......bt still thanks a ton for this explanation..Please let me know wat does it means.... :)
@dividend (119)
• Netherlands
9 Mar 07
I will be back!.....Tomorrow. Here in Holland its sleeping time.
@sampigadu (223)
• India
25 Apr 07
NEWS::... News is that which comes from the North East West South. If it comes from only one point on the compass, then it is a class; publication and not news. Report of recent events; information about previously unknown facts. News is any new information or information on current events which is relayed by print, broadcast, Internet, or word of mouth to a third party or mass audience.
• India
25 Apr 07
appreciated....i think its jus indians........cool
@rekhum (2434)
• India
28 Apr 07
Okay here is the how "NEWS" came into existence.And i bet you won't find it anwhere in those search engines like i'd compiled here for you.Word meanings and their etymologies always amaze me which makes me to refer my fav online dict. if i come across somefhin interesting as this topic,you know.I neither want to make up some rediculous etymology and acronym of words here. The origin of the word 'News' is dated back to 1425–75.In late ME(stands for Middle English)"news" was "newis"(pl.of newe)."Newe" actually was meant for "new thing".It actually was derived from the Middle French word "novelty"(new thing)on the model of Middle French word 'noveles'(pl. of novele), or Middle Latin 'nova'(pl. of novum).Thats not all. 'News' is the plural of new (n.) "new thing," from new (adj.),after French word 'nouvelles', used in Bible translations to render Middle Latin word, 'nova'(neut. pl.)or "news," lit. "new things.".It was sometimes still regarded as plural in the 17th and 19th century. Meaning "tidings" in 1423. Newspaper is first attested aroun the yar 1670,though the thing itself is much older. 'Newsreel' was first recorded in 1916.And 'newscast' is from 1930. 'Newsletter' is attested from 1674, but fell from use until it was revived 20c. 'Newsworthy' was first attested in 1932.