journalist

noun
jour·​nal·​ist | \ ˈjər-nə-list How to pronounce journalist (audio) \

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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The 48-year-old journalist was nothing but ecstatic to share the news on Instagram. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "The Real Reason Why Tamron Hall Decided to Leave the 'Today' Show and NBC," 3 Apr. 2019 And so, the intrepid journalist tries his darndest to avert disaster. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Jordan Peele's Take on The Twilight Zone's "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" Breaks from the Original," 3 Apr. 2019 Three journalists were murdered in the country last summer; 396 aid workers were attacked. Wendy Naugle, Glamour, "Cynthia McFadden Went Into the Triangle of Death," 14 Mar. 2019 Entering the tunnel Across the street from SpaceX, journalists were ushered down a ramp to the original opening of The Boring Company's first tunnel. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Ars takes a first tour of the length of The Boring Company’s test tunnel," 19 Dec. 2018 But journalists aren’t being allowed to try 5G in any meaningful way. Sean Hollister, The Verge, "The first ‘real world’ 5G test was a dud," 5 Dec. 2018 Al Drago-Pool/Getty Images The White House now says the president has the power to pick which journalists are allowed to cover him. Amanda Sakuma, Vox, "White House argues Trump has “broad discretion” to ban reporters," 15 Nov. 2018 Yes, journalists did used to give politicians more privacy. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "The True Story of Gary Hart's Presidential Campaign Scandal in The Front Runner," 8 Nov. 2018 The Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday at least 70 journalists were trapped in southwest Syria and required protection. Philip Issa, Fox News, "Syrian rebels agree to give up Daraa, cradle of 2011 revolt," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of journalist

1693, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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journalist

noun
jour·​nal·​ist | \ ˈjər-nə-list How to pronounce journalist (audio) \

Kids Definition of journalist

: an editor or reporter of the news

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