journalist

noun
jour·​nal·​ist | \ ˈjər-nə-list \

Definition of journalist

1a : a person engaged in journalism especially : a writer or editor for a news medium
b : a writer who aims at a mass audience
2 : a person who keeps a journal

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Examples of journalist in a Sentence

a journalist who has won awards for two of his feature stories

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Back when the Independent covered Icke’s 2011 tour, many journalists were able to observe Icke’s popularity with a bemused smile: Look how funny, people actually believe this nut. Constance Grady, Vox, "The Alice Walker anti-Semitism controversy, explained," 20 Dec. 2018 Videos taken by journalists at the scene capture adults and barefoot children in diapers running and screaming after being exposed to the chemical weapon. Korin Miller, SELF, "This Is Exactly How Tear Gas Affects Your Body," 26 Nov. 2018 In the wake of the fatal shooting at The Capital Gazette in Annapolis, journalists from across the country are lining up to aid the newspaper, including 28-year-old Binghui Huang from Allentown. Oona Goodin-smith, Philly.com, "Families of Cosmo DiNardo murder victims speak out, Pa. to pay $2M to fight teacher shortage | Morning Newsletter," 13 July 2018 Many journalists with robust Twitter pages saw their followings reduced, although some took it in stride. Julia Jacobs, New York Times, "In Twitter Purge, Top Accounts Lose Millions of Followers," 12 July 2018 Prince Harry, who was on a royal visit to Ireland with Meghan Markle, addressed the upcoming match with journalists in Dublin. Alexia Fernandez, PEOPLE.com, "Prince William Cheers Up England Soccer Team After Their World Cup Loss Against Croatia," 12 July 2018 Fans and even journalists are conditioned to think that all conversations between free agents and officials from NBA teams are geared toward coming to an agreement. Josh Robbins, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Magic Mailbag: What’s the deal with Orlando’s point guard situation?," 12 July 2018 Cheers erupted at a local government office where dozens of volunteers and journalists were awaiting news of whether the intricate and high-risk rescue mission had succeeded. Anchorage Daily News, "After daring rescue, entire Thai soccer team is out of cave," 10 July 2018 Everything occurs there, including fake news, and the government uses it, and now she’s being arrested under false ... as a journalist. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Full Q&A: NBC journalists Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell and Hallie Jackson on Recode Decode," 5 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of journalist

1693, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of journalist was in 1693

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journalist

noun
jour·​nal·​ist | \ ˈjər-nə-list \

Kids Definition of journalist

: an editor or reporter of the news

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