noun, の adjective
The new hear is what it sounds like. It's new things that you're hearing about in your ear... at least that's what it was back a long time ago. Now those new things that get to your ear get to you via other mediums. In this case, a newspaper.
This is a jukugo word, which usually means on'yomi readings from the kanji. If you know the readings of your kanji you'll know how to read this as well.
I want to be a newspaper reporter.
In recent years, I check news from the newspaper online.
Famous newspapers nationwide are, for example, the Asahi Shinbun and the Mainichi Shinbun.