journalism

noun jour·nal·ism \ ˈjər-nə-ˌli-zəm \
Updated on: 10 Apr 2018
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 in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of journalism

1791

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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JOURNALISM Defined for English Language Learners

journalism

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


JOURNALISM Defined for Kids

journalism

noun jour·nal·ism \ ˈjər-nə-ˌli-zəm \
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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