Just wrote "the delay is due to a delay" in a draft. Boy, do I need to take a nap. Or another cup of coffee. Who's to say? #journolif
That about says it all.
: new information or a report about something that has happened recently
: information that is reported in a newspaper, magazine, television news program, etc.
: someone or something that is exciting and in the news
And from mediacollege.com:
The word news means exactly that - things which are new. Topics which are current are good news. Consumers are used to receiving the latest updates, and there is so much news about that old news is quickly discarded.
A story with only average interest needs to be told quickly if it is to be told at all. If it happened today, it's news. If the same thing happened last week, it's no longer interesting.