jour·nal·is·tic | \ˌjər-nə-ˈli-stik \

Definition of journalistic 

: of, relating to, or characteristic of journalism or journalists journalistic principles

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journalistically \ˌjər-nə-ˈli-sti-k(ə-)lē \ adverb

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That required a centuries-long elaboration of norms around editorship, the protocols of scholarly and journalistic truth, and a publishing industry of gatekeepers. Antonio García Martínez, WIRED, "Facebook, Snapchat and the Dawn of the Post-Truth Era," 28 May 2018 When did journalistic ethics start teaching that news orgs only report one side instead of all? Brian Flood, Fox News, "Brian Stelter skewered after bragging CNN skipped Trump rally: ‘You're settling for last place again?’," 21 June 2018 Fox News lent credence to its harshest critics, who contend the network has no journalistic ethics and is nothing more than a propaganda outfit. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "The Crisis of Pro-Trump Journalism," 18 Apr. 2018 From this ongoing journalistic malpractice came the Lewinsky scandal. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "This Is the 20th Anniversary of Catastrophically Bad Journalism," 23 Jan. 2018 The National Headliner Awards program is one of the oldest and largest annual contests recognizing journalistic excellence. Seattle Times Staff, The Seattle Times, "National Headliner Awards for journalism announced," 14 Apr. 2018 Retracting journalistic work, whatever its quality, solely on the basis of offense is a terrible path to go down. Jesse Singal, Daily Intelligencer, "Business Insider Retracted a Bad Piece — and Set a Terrible Precedent," 11 July 2018 Joining the luncheon at Columbia University in support of the journalistic work were Rosanna Arquette and Annabella Sciorra., "Kendrick Lamar, Harvey Weinstein accusers attend Pulitzer awards ceremony," 30 May 2018 The government says reporters aren’t being prosecuted for their journalistic work, but for supporting terrorist groups. David Gauthier-villars, WSJ, "Turkish Press Pay a Price for Independence," 26 May 2018

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1791, in the meaning defined above

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