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

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The Post and Bezos have responded to Trump's lobbyist claims in the past by declaring that Bezos is not involved in any journalistic decisions at the paper. Fox News, "Trump rips Amazon for forcing closure of stores 'all over the country'," 2 Apr. 2018 Photo: Ron Mueck/Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Mr. Mueck, though, can go editorially deeper than journalistic human interest, and sarcastically so. Peter Plagens, WSJ, "‘New Works by Ron Mueck’ Review: Craft Meets Emotion, Personified," 7 Mar. 2018 The searing media spotlight on Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh has inevitably prompted plenty of journalistic comparisons to what happened 27 years ago with Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas. Fox News, "Media's Kavanaugh spectacle," 24 Sep. 2018 The process of picking out said dress in the movie is a metaphor for Amber’s central conflict: reconciling her practical, journalistic roots with the reality of her imminent royalty. Fawnia Soo Hoo, Glamour, "Why You Should Be Paying Attention to the Costumes in All Those Holiday Movies," 7 Dec. 2018 Mainstream media with high journalistic standards tends to lean a bit to the left. 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 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

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1791, in the meaning defined above

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