journalism

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

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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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 Any columnist or newspaper comments reader can tell you there’s a level of venom aimed at points of view, individuals featured in the news, and any voice for any cause, that is (in my decades of journalism) unmatched in poisonous tone. John Baer, Philly.com, "Take a moment, America | John Baer," 3 July 2018 Examples of our local journalism A man tried to jump off a Detroit overpass. Detroit Free Press, "The top 6 benefits of a Detroit Free Press subscription," 21 June 2018 But at 52 and single, the stress of trying to care for them and keep my freelance journalism career going, while living virtually without privacy, is overwhelming. Jill Gleeson, Good Housekeeping, "I Don’t Need Meditation Apps. I Need Real, Genuine Solitude.," 14 Jan. 2019 Armed with a journalism degree and previous PR experience, Jenny created some buzz about her design work being TV-worthy, and the opportunities have followed ever since. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, ""How A 'Property Brothers' Episode Changed My Life"," 12 Jan. 2019 Journalist Farai Chideya is a former NPR news host, author of The Episodic Career, and the journalism program officer at the Ford Foundation. Shaniqwa Jarvis, Glamour, "The 97-Year-Old Park Ranger Who Doesn’t Have Time for Foolishness," 2 Nov. 2018 Investigative journalism is definitely having a golden age. Olivia Fleming, Harper's BAZAAR, "Mara Liasson and Emma Brown Know the Advantages of Being a Female Journalist," 29 Oct. 2018 Chalmers Roberts delivers a rare gem of journalism. Marvin Kalb, WSJ, "Five Best: Marvin Kalb on Memoirs of War Reporting," 11 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 \

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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