ed·​i·​to·​ri·​al·​ist | \ ˌe-də-ˈtȯr-ē-ə-list How to pronounce editorialist (audio) \

Definition of editorialist

: a writer of editorials

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Recent Examples on the Web Any nuance in Birx's statement was lost by the time criticisms reached the partisan editorialists at Fox News and the Wall Street Journal. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "US finally has plans for the pandemic it now leads in infections," 27 Mar. 2020 Ross Douthat, a conservative editorialist at the New York Times (paywall) explained the debate as a fight between old and new views of Christianity’s role in the culture. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "Conservative Christians in the US are battling about whether to fight nice," 17 June 2019 Almost every week, editorialists at high-profile joints electrocute Twitter with a new your-liberal-views-are-vulgar sally. Virginia Heffernan, WIRED, "Scrolling, Rickrolling, and Trolling," 12 Mar. 2018 As the White House and editorialists for the country’s top newspapers condemned the plan, several states banned the use of AAE in education, and Oakland’s superintendent was called before the U.S. Senate. William Brennan, The Atlantic, "Julie Washington’s Quest to Get Schools to Respect African-American English," 8 Mar. 2018 Like other critics, the Journal editorialists cited the potential for setting off a global trade war that would harm consumers everywhere. Michael Hiltzik, latimes.com, "Conservative economists are in agony over Trump's tariffs — but can't get in to see him," 5 Mar. 2018 While the conservative editorialists at the Journal were having heart palpitations, one of Rupert Murdoch’s other media assets was giving Trump air cover. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: Trump triangulates on trade. Here are five takeaways from the tariff announcement.," 2 Mar. 2018 This week, an editorialist in Der Spiegel called for an end to the Merkel era—a position unthinkable months ago—saying her emphasis on stability was in fact causing more instability. Rachel Donadio, The Atlantic, "Can Europe Enforce Its Founding Ideals?," 22 Dec. 2017 That includes the Pulitzer Prize winners and the snarky letters and even the not-so-wise editorialists. Alaska Dispatch News, "Readers write: Letters to the editor, August 28, 2017," 28 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of editorialist

1901, in the meaning defined above

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“Editorialist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/editorialist. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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