Meaning of “reporter” in the English Dictionary

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"reporter" in British English

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reporternoun [ C ]

uk /rɪˈpɔː.tər/ us /rɪˈpɔːr.t̬ɚ/

B1 a person whose job is to discover information about news events and describe them for a newspaper or magazine or for radio or television

Examples

  • She bluffed the doorman into thinking that she was a reporter.
  • Now we're going live to our reporter in Washington for up-to-the-minute news on the crisis.
  • A large crowd of reporters collected outside the prime minister's house.
  • The reporters wouldn't stop hounding her.
  • The US lodged a formal protest against the arrest of the foreign reporters.

Examples from literature

  • TV and newspaper reporters camped outside the hospital. 
  • The reporters were there too, and they were almost fighting with each other to get interviews. 
  • The rescuers also lived there, and the number of reporters grew and grew. 
  • Was it necessary to protect the miners from reporters? 

(Definition of “reporter” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"reporter" in American English

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reporternoun [ C ]

us /rɪˈpɔr·t̬ər, -ˈpoʊr·t̬ər/

a person whose job is to discover information about news events and describe them for a newspaper or magazine or for radio or television

(Definition of “reporter” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)