A brief news report or statement that's written or spoken is a bulletin. A TV reporter might read a bulletin announcing the winner of a presidential election, for example.

You're most likely to hear a bulletin on the radio or television, usually in the form of a news update. A bulletin can also be a written or emailed report or newsletter that gives you brief information. A bulletin board is a message board that has such bulletins pinned to it. The root of bulletin is the Italian bulletta, "document" or "voting slip."

Definitions of bulletin
  1. noun
    a brief report (especially an official statement issued for immediate publication or broadcast)
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    flash, news bulletin, newsbreak, newsflash
    a short news announcement concerning some on-going news story
    information bulletin
    a bulletin containing the latest information
    type of:
    account, news report, report, story, write up
    a short account of the news
  2. verb
    make public by bulletin
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    type of:
    air, bare, publicise, publicize
    make public
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