Definition of spot news in English:

spot news


mainly North American
  • News of events reported as they occur, from the place where they are occurring.

    ‘news of the attack broke on social media, with spot news emerging first on Twitter’
    • ‘Doesn't every TV news video editor work on spot news?’
    • ‘Divided into nine categories and nine sub-categories ranging from general news, spot news, people in the news, the arts, sports and children, the contest is judged by an independent jury consisting of nine members.’
    • ‘We report everything as if it were spot news, as if it were a car crash.’
    • ‘There are dozens of other compelling photos in many categories, from spot news to nature to portraits to sports.’
    • ‘There are a lot of smart, thoughtful people blogging, but few who have ever covered spot news.’


spot news

/spät n(y)o͞oz/ /spɑt n(j)uz/