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1. What is a news cycle?
2. What point is the cartoonist making about the news?

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Cartoon by Pat Cross


1. A news cycle is reporting of a particular media story, from the first instance to the last. … (en.m.wiktionary .org)
It is the period of time that elapses before one news story or batch of stories is replaced by another. (Oxford Reference)
Before Cable news and then the internet, the news cycle used to last 24 hours (people would read a daily paper and/or watch the nightly news hour on ABC, NBC, or CBS)
2. The coronavirus has caused the news cycle to get stuck; COVID-19 has become THE news story; various aspects of the pandemic are reported on; until it is over, it appears that there will be no other news stories.