The expression is so common I thought there was a word for it.
I was surprised to find none on Thesaurus (none of the words are related to "giving new information").
Is there any word for "bad news"?
bad news: A person or thing that is regarded as unpleasant, unlucky, or undesirable.
unpleasant, disagreeable, unwelcome, unfortunate, unfavourable, unlucky, adverse, nasty
terrible, dreadful, awful, grim, distressing, regrettable