journalism

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jour·nal·ism

noun \ˈjər-nə-ˌli-zəm\

: the activity or job of collecting, writing, and editing news stories for newspapers, magazines, television, or radio

Full Definition of JOURNALISM

1
a :  the collection and editing of news for presentation through the media
b :  the public press
c :  an academic study concerned with the collection and editing of news or the management of a news medium
2
a :  writing designed for publication in a newspaper or magazine
b :  writing characterized by a direct presentation of facts or description of events without an attempt at interpretation
c :  writing designed to appeal to current popular taste or public interest

Examples of JOURNALISM

  1. She plans to major in journalism when she goes to college.

First Known Use of JOURNALISM

1791

Other Publishing Terms

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journalism

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Collection, preparation, and distribution of news and related commentary and feature materials through media such as pamphlets, newsletters, newspapers, magazines, radio, film, television, and books. The term was originally applied to the reportage of current events in printed form, specifically newspapers, but in the late 20th century it came to include electronic media as well. It is sometimes used to refer to writing characterized by a direct presentation of facts or description of events without an attempt at interpretation. Colleges and universities confer degrees in journalism and sponsor research in related fields such as media studies and journalism ethics.

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