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News vs. Gossip

So, I was listening to the most recent podcast from the gals at 3 FAST 3 FURIOUS in which they tackle the topic of gossip.  And, it got me to thinking:  What, if anything, is the difference between gossip and news?

Webster's Third New International Dictionary defines news as "reporting on a recent event" while gossip has a more personal, behind-the-scenes, intimate, and not-necessarily-true nature.  However, it seems to me, that when gossip proves to be true, it often becomes news.  And, is it not often people who make news?  And, is news not something that people gossip about?

I never really thought about it before.  Now, I'm just askin'.

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