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.

Recent Examples on the Web

Travel brochures don’t tend to feature photos of people who look like us, and a career in journalism usually means very little money and time off. Karen K. Ho, Glamour, "You’re Supposed to Outgrow Vacation With Your Mom. I’m So Glad I Haven’t," 10 May 2019 From 1979 t0 2001, Brown worked as editor-in-chief of the some of the most prominent magazines in journalism: Tatler, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker, and in 2008 Brown launched the digital news site The Daily Beast. Amanda Mitchell, Marie Claire, "Tina Brown on 10 Years of Women in the World," 11 Apr. 2019 Many times our listening skills will lead us to degrees in psychology, curiosity to degrees in journalism, leading in teaching careers. Emma Sarran Webster, Teen Vogue, "What Should You Study in College? How To Choose Your Major," 9 Apr. 2019 First came 2017’s A Christmas Prince and its penchant for bad journalism and Converse shoes paired with ball gowns. Kelsea Stahler, Teen Vogue, "Netflix Original Christmas Movies: A Guide to the Cheesy Holiday Flicks," 11 Dec. 2018 As a documentary, the 2017 film Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press is conventional, aiming more to inform and convince its audience that there is an assault on journalism in the US than to be cinematically innovative. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "5 great social issues documentaries that help explain America in 2018," 24 Aug. 2018 The Sidney Hillman Prize for investigative journalism continues to be given each year in his name. Alejandro De La Garza, Time, "5 Refugees Who Changed Modern American History," 20 June 2018 Ending or No Happy Ending, by Nadine H. The guest list, which includes grandees from politics, journalism, business, and art, is strikingly cosmopolitan. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "Can Egypt Convince the World That It Is Starting Over?," 19 Mar. 2019 Variety has more deets on what the conference actually covers: Themes for the summit center on battling misinformation, advancing the #MeToo movement, preserving journalism, and other progressive topics. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Priyanka Chopra Has Just Been Announced to Speak at a MAJOR, Star-Studded Women's Summit," 14 Mar. 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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