jour·​nal·​ism | \ ˈjər-nə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce journalism (audio) \

Definition of journalism

1a : 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
2a : 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 in a Sentence

She plans to major in journalism when she goes to college.
Recent Examples on the Web Follow him on Twitter @WMyskow. Support local journalism. Wyatt Myskow, The Arizona Republic, 6 May 2022 Diego is from El Paso, Texas and graduated from Arizona State University in 2017 with a B.A. in journalism. Diego Mendoza-moyers, San Antonio Express-News, 6 May 2022 Andres has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Boston University. Andres Picon, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 May 2022 Both Murdoch and Bloomberg have invested heavily in opinion-driving journalism, through Fox News and Bloomberg Opinion, respectively. Washington Post, 1 May 2022 Welker has more than two decades of experience in broadcast journalism, and more than 10 years’ experience covering the White House. Sam Reed, Glamour, 29 Apr. 2022 Largely comprised of the works of artists, cartoonists and photographers for use in journalism at the time, the exhibition shows the impact of interpreting major events through art. Roger Catlin, Smithsonian Magazine, 28 Apr. 2022 The program is one of the first investments by a major African tech company in African journalism, mirroring efforts by Google, and Facebook. Alexander Onukwue, Quartz, 28 Apr. 2022 This is a relatively new thing in journalism that has sort of evolved over the last few years. David Zurawik, CNN, 21 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of journalism

1791, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Journalism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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jour·​nal·​ism | \ ˈjər-nə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce journalism (audio) \

Kids Definition of journalism

1 : the business of collecting and editing news (as for newspapers, radio, or television)
2 : writing of general or popular interest

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