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    on the news VS in the news

    1.There was nothing interesting on the news.
    2.It must be true - I heard it on the news last night.
    3.His resignation is in the news this morning.

    Why the preposition on is used in the first two sentences and the preposition in the third one?

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    Re: on the news VS in the news

    If something is on the news, it is reported during a news broadcast.
    If something is in the news, it is being talked about a lot. It has almost certainly been on the news or in newspapers.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 29-Sep-2016 at 08:30. Reason: Fixed typo

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