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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The jokes of #BrettKavanaughScandals soon expanded to include specific jabs at CNN, at newsrooms, at journalists in general. Megan Garber, The Atlantic, "Brett Kavanaugh, Jim Jordan, and the Fog of the Partisan," 13 July 2018 Baron Cohen plays a journalist in the seven-episode series. Hal Boedeker, OrlandoSentinel.com, "'Jonestown: An American Tragedy,' Sacha Baron Cohen: This weekend," 13 July 2018 However, her comments to journalists in Dubai come against the backdrop of the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. Washington Post, "US official links economic protests in Iran to sanctions," 12 July 2018 However, Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser told journalists in India on Monday that the state oil company has spare capacity of 2 million barrels of oil a day. Samuel Chamberlain, Fox News, "Trump slams OPEC on Twitter over gas prices, says cartel is 'doing little to help'," 4 July 2018 Laura Norkin is a health editor and journalist in Brooklyn. Laura Norkin, Glamour, "Confessions of a Chronic Wellness Voyeur," 3 July 2018 However, Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser told journalists in India on Monday that the state oil company has spare capacity of 2 million barrels of oil a day. Ken Thomas And Jon Gambrell, BostonGlobe.com, "Trump claims Saudi Arabia will boost oil production," 30 June 2018 Ramos, 38, of Laurel, Maryland has been charged with five counts of murder in Thursday's shooting — one of the deadliest attacks on journalists in U.S. history. Author: Matthew Barakat, Denise Lavoie, Anchorage Daily News, "Newspaper shooting suspect's grievances began with classmate," 30 June 2018 However, Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser told journalists in India on Monday that the state oil company has spare capacity of 2 million barrels of oil a day. NBC News, "Trump claims Saudi Arabia will boost oil production," 30 June 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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