journalism

noun
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.

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Pulitzer is probably best remembered now for the journalism awards that bear his name and which... John Anderson, WSJ, "‘Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People’ Review: The Ur Media Mogul," 11 Apr. 2019 But a bigger problem for me with journalism — surpassing simplicity and invisibility — was its ephemerality. Thomas Swick, Longreads, "Letters from Trenton," 5 July 2018 The students, many of whom hear about the program through social media, are well-educated (backgrounds range from engineering to journalism), but live in rural areas with limited job prospects. Pilar Guzmán, Condé Nast Traveler, "South Africa’s Other Big Five," 20 Dec. 2018 This approach to journalism diminishes the American values of tolerance and the presumption of innocence. Charles G. Boyd And Dimitri K. Simes, WSJ, "Media Guilt by Russian Association," 4 Sep. 2018 According to her Bachelor profile, Miller-Keyes grew up in Fredericksburg, Virginia, got her degree in broadcast journalism from Virginia Commonwealth University, and now lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, as a social media consultant. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Get to Know 'Bachelor' Contestant Caelynn Miller-Keyes," 11 Jan. 2019 Rohrmoser has had a varied career, living in Berlin for about 8 years studying art history and working in journalism, then interning at fashion and PR agencies before moving to New York to study at Parsons. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "An Artists’ Guide to the Paradisiacal Beach Town of Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica," 2 Jan. 2019 Takes John Authers has a long, reflective post about how social media contributed to an erosion of trust in journalism, and how dangerous that will prove to be during the next financial crisis. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Facebook’s head of public policy is supporting the Kavanaugh nomination, and some employees are livid," 5 Oct. 2018 The scandal was another blow to the reputation of journalism in Western Europe, following a high profile case in Germany last month. Mike Corder, The Seattle Times, "Dutch magazine cuts ties with reporter over suspect stories," 23 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of journalism

1791, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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journalism

noun

English Language Learners Definition of journalism

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

journalism

noun
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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