jour·​nal·​ist ˈjər-nə-list How to pronounce journalist (audio)
: a person engaged in journalism
especially : a writer or editor for a news medium
: a writer who aims at a mass audience
: a person who keeps a journal

Examples of journalist in a Sentence

a journalist who has won awards for two of his feature stories
Recent Examples on the Web The Key Points at the top of this article were created with the assistance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and reviewed by a journalist before publication. Kathleen Wong, USA TODAY, 3 July 2024 In an exclusive preview of Kotb's upcoming appearance on Busy This Week, the journalist, 59, reflects on how her former Today co-host's legendary 11-year run on the show first came to fruition. Ingrid Vasquez, Peoplemag, 3 July 2024 Contributor Jesse Marx is a freelance journalist in San Diego. Condé Nast, WIRED, 3 July 2024 In recent days, News Corp. is understood to have dismissed journalist and on-screen presenter Paul Kent, following a street brawl. Patrick Frater, Variety, 2 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for journalist 

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Word History

First Known Use

1693, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of journalist was in 1693

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“Journalist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


jour·​nal·​ist ˈjərn-ᵊl-əst How to pronounce journalist (audio)
: an editor of or writer for a print or digital news medium

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