I have a field called field_news_title. I want to override its output so I created a file called field--field-news-title.tpl.php in my_theme/templates folder but it's not working. I tried also to put the file in my_theme root dir and in news content type dir. What am I doing wrong?
I tried with field name field_article_current_rating and I have created the template file called field--field_article_current_rating.tpl.php and it is working.
So I think in your case you should try field--field_news_title.tpl.php
And one more thing I put this file in
folder, as I am using Omega subtheme.