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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Intel first showed off Honeycomb Glacier to journalists in March, though at the time the device wasn’t functional, and we weren’t allowed to talk about it. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Intel dreams of the PC's future: 'Ambient PCs,' fancy fabrics, and a monster dual-display gaming rig," 29 May 2019 Associated Press journalists in Seoul must ask Koreans what year and month they were born to calculate their Western age for news stories. Hyung-jin Kim, The Seattle Times, "S. Korean babies born Dec. 31 become 2-year-olds next day," 13 Apr. 2019 Indeed, a range of counteroffensive tactics can be used against journalists in possession of damaging information. Ben Widdicombe, Town & Country, "How Much Does It Cost to Keep Your Name Out of the News?," 18 Jan. 2019 Is that why journalists in this country are so - almost to a person, there's few exception - speak, sound, make the same noises on TV and radio? Fox News, "Katie Pavlich and Candace Owens on why they are conservative," 27 Aug. 2018 Alaina Leary is an editor, journalist, and activist from Boston. Alaina Leary, Glamour, "The Reaction to Gucci's Ad Doesn't Surprise Me—I Grew Up With 'Bad Teeth'," 9 May 2019 Samsung has allowed a cadre of journalists exclusive access to the Galaxy Fold, and the impressions were fairly unanimous: The Galaxy Fold is certainly cool but not without its flaws. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "First looks at the Samsung Galaxy Fold are equal parts awe, surprise, and crease concerns," 15 Apr. 2019 Longtime New York journalist, Frank Rich, produces both Veep and Succession. Ben Widdicombe, Town & Country, "Confirmed: Yes, Rupert Murdoch's Family Enjoys Watching "Succession"," 8 Apr. 2019 When Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in October, momentum built — briefly. Amanda Sakuma, Vox, "Saudi Arabia is reportedly outsourcing its war in Yemen to child soldiers," 30 Dec. 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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