break the/a story

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break the/a story

To be the first to address or publicize an issue, often a news story. Our newspaper broke the story of the mayor's scandal, and now every national news outlet is covering it!
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break a story

[for a media outlet] to be the first to broadcast or distribute the story of an event. The Tribune broke the story before the Herald could even send a reporter to the scene.
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It has now been revealed he lent [euro]100,000 to the FAI as you would, and spent up to 50 grand in a failed High Court bid to prevent the Irish Sunday Times from breaking the story.
"Ten Days in the Valley" Season 1, episode 7, titled "Breaking the Story," airs on Saturday, Dec.
A former Northern Rock worker accused Mr Peston of "revelling" in his coverage and breaking the story in a "melodramatic" way, without considering the lives of shareholders and emplo yees.
She said she had no hesitation about breaking the story online.
But nothing made Mitchell more proud, it seems, than her breaking the story of John Kerry picking John Edwards last year.
WHILE Ugo Ehiogu's recent outburst against Villa may have earned him headlines all over the country your Sunday Mercury was breaking the story first last NOVEMBER.