jour·​nal·​is·​tic ˌjər-nə-ˈli-stik How to pronounce journalistic (audio)
: of, relating to, or characteristic of journalism or journalists
journalistic principles
journalistically adverb

Examples of journalistic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That goes against traditional journalistic standards — standards that Mr. Carlson does not have to concern himself with at X. The interview seems certain to attract a big audience. Michael M. Grynbaum, New York Times, 8 Feb. 2024 After a four-year journalistic apprenticeship with Australian Consolidated Press, a newspaper company, Mr. Pilger became a reporter for The Daily and Sunday Telegraph in Sydney in 1958. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, 25 Jan. 2024 Soon-Shiong’s purchase ushered in a period of growth and hiring, reversing more than a decade of withering cuts and diminished journalistic ambition. Meg James, Los Angeles Times, 23 Jan. 2024 Sugarcane is more interested in an emotional investigation into accountability than a journalistic one. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Jan. 2024 That’s quite a different context from journalistic writing, in which giving credit to the writer is important and people get fired for copying the work of others. Or consider other realms of professional life. Dan McLaughlin, National Review, 20 Jan. 2024 Lynch urged lawmakers to clarify that using journalistic content without first brokering licensing agreements is not protected by fair use, a legal doctrine that permits copyright violations under certain conditions. Kate Knibbs, WIRED, 10 Jan. 2024 These large language models ingest so much text that in most cases, as OpenAI argues, the value of any one source—even the New York Times with its reputation for journalistic excellence and vast archive of millions of articles—is minimal. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, 9 Jan. 2024 He will be remembered by many for journalistic triumphs and his humanity. Robert D. McFadden, New York Times, 6 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1791, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of journalistic was in 1791

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“Journalistic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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