cub reporter

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cub reporter (plural cub reporters)

  1. (dated) A young, inexperienced reporter employed by a newspaper or magazine.
    • 1915, P. G. Wodehouse, chapter 2, in Psmith, Journalist:
      The cub-reporter cannot make a name for himself unless he is favoured by fortune.
    • 1967, Carlos Baker, "His Beat Was The World," (review of By-line: Ernest Hemingway, edited by William White), New York Times, 28 May, p. SM49:
      He had begun at 18 as a cub reporter for The Kansas City Star.
    • 2004 January 20, James Poniewozik, “Shallow Like a Fox”, in Time:
      Like a cub reporter aspiring to be the next David Brinkley, Seacrest is, in a way, applying for a job that no longer exists.
    • 2023 August 7, Mia Malan, “A pandemic is not just a disease – it’s a political, social and economic crisis fuelled by inequality”, in The Guardian[1]:
      I was a cub reporter, with limited insight, for the public broadcaster. Following HIV during a controversial time when the government refused to provide antiretroviral drugs to people infected with the virus, quickly taught me an important thing – a pandemic isn’t simply a disease gone viral.