journalistic

adjective
jour·​nal·​is·​tic | \ ˌjər-nə-ˈli-stik How to pronounce journalistic (audio) \

Definition of journalistic

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

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Other Words from journalistic

journalistically \ ˌjər-​nə-​ˈli-​sti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce journalistic (audio) \ adverb

Examples of journalistic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That is the journalistic aspect of recipe writing: Why this? Helen Rosner, The New Yorker, "Nigella Lawson Wants to Talk to People," 14 Apr. 2021 Unfortunately, our journalistic institutions are also crumbling. Osita Nwanevu, The New Republic, "Infrastructure Spending Can Save Local Journalism," 8 Apr. 2021 A few years after Time magazine prophesied the state’s doom, its chief journalistic rival, Newsweek, published an upbeat account of California’s rip-snorting recovery from recession. Los Angeles Times, "Column: The California exodus is a myth. But that doesn’t stop the haters," 8 Apr. 2021 Thomas is a past chairman of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and is a member of the Gridiron Club, the nation’s oldest and one of its most prestigious journalistic organizations. ABC News, "Pierre Thomas," 8 Apr. 2021 But at least the media establishment can no longer pretend that its abandonment of journalistic standards was necessitated by the unique character of Donald Trump. James Freeman, WSJ, "Ron DeSantis and ‘Resistance Journalism’," 7 Apr. 2021 The Rationalist is motivated by money and the nearly journalistic quality of their content. Rafael Schwarz, Forbes, "Why It's Time For A Value-Based Influencer Typology," 5 Apr. 2021 The old Gray Lady is not alone in having lost its journalistic instinct for defending the free flow of ideas in society. Jessica Melugin, Fortune, "Don’t put Big Tech or big government in charge of the truth," 25 Mar. 2021 This was parents desperate, can't find their children, want to try to be reunited with their children, and the reporter did his journalistic duty. Henry Hullah And Arnaud Siad, CNN, "Chinese Ambassador to the US: China's goal is not to replace United States," 25 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of journalistic

1791, in the meaning defined above

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“Journalistic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/journalistic. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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