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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Setting him loose on the NFL is the journalistic equivalent of Tom Brady picking apart a Pop Warner League pass defense. Jane Leavy, WSJ, "‘Big Game’ Review: Collision Course," 4 Jan. 2019 Civil has also created something similar called the Civil Constitution, which, in many ways, reads like a conventional journalistic code of ethics. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "Civil unrest: How a blockchain-based journalism startup bumbled its launch," 23 Dec. 2018 There’s no agenda, other than to make this the best journalistic institution. Meg James,, "New Los Angeles Times owner Patrick Soon-Shiong names veteran journalist Norman Pearlstine executive editor," 19 June 2018 There’s a certain irony in journalists leading a campaign to depict journalistic experience as deficient preparation for government work. Dovid Efune, WSJ, "Nauert Gives Hope to Journalists," 12 Dec. 2018 Standards for journalistic ethics vary widely from country to country. Casey Newton, The Verge, "The UK’s inquiry into fake news is focused on a long-dead bikini-finding app," 27 Nov. 2018 Jones gleefully flouts the rules of journalistic ethics, regularly making outrageous claims without a shred of evidence. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Op-ed: Alex Jones is a crackpot—but banning him from Facebook might be a bad idea [Updated]," 6 Aug. 2018 In court papers, Ms. Robles has also argued that being forced to take the stand would damage her journalistic credibility and prevent her from conducting sensitive interviews with other people accused of crimes. Vivian Wang, New York Times, "Court Weighs Whether Times Reporter Must Testify in ‘Baby Hope’ Trial," 5 June 2018 But her statement was also a confusing, incomplete admission that is unlikely to dissuade concerns about Reid’s journalistic credibility, and that undercut an otherwise revealing lesson. Chas Danner, Daily Intelligencer, "Joy Reid’s Missed Opportunity," 29 Apr. 2018

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1791, in the meaning defined above

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