pho·​to·​jour·​nal·​ism | \ ˌfō-tō-ˈjər-nə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce photojournalism (audio) \

Definition of photojournalism

: journalism in which written copy is subordinate to pictorial usually photographic presentation of news stories or in which a high proportion of pictorial presentation is used broadly : news photography

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Other Words from photojournalism

photojournalist \ ˌfō-​tō-​ˈjər-​nə-​list How to pronounce photojournalism (audio) \ noun
photojournalistic \ ˌfō-​tō-​ˌjər-​nə-​ˈli-​stik How to pronounce photojournalism (audio) \ adjective

Examples of photojournalism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Freelance photojournalism couples low pay with a professional lifestyle of uncertainty and subordination. Washington Post, 8 July 2021 Express-News photographer Jerry Lara won first prize in feature photography, and the paper’s photo staff won second place in the photojournalism category. Marc Duvoisin, San Antonio Express-News, 16 June 2021 Oak Lawn Community High School photojournalism students are displaying work at Oak Lawn Public Library. Paul Eisenberg,, 27 May 2021 Merging his hip-hop style with photojournalism, here’s how Mel D. Cole is bringing the love of soccer to a broader American audience. Brianne Garrett, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2021 Please send along your ideas for the best photojournalism of the decade. Daniel Berehulak, National Geographic, 23 Oct. 2020 World War II was a period when war photojournalism blossomed. Washington Post, 7 May 2021 That sentiment fueled him to launch Charcoal Pitch F.C. and use his photojournalism to help broaden the professional soccer fanbase in the U.S. to include more people of color. Eric Johnson, Forbes, 9 Apr. 2021 The New-York based Dukovic has worked across the publishing spectrum from photojournalism to fashion and for such publications as GQ, Vanity Fair, WSJ Magazine, among others. Gia Yetikyel, Smithsonian Magazine, 26 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of photojournalism

1938, in the meaning defined above

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16 Jul 2021

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“Photojournalism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of photojournalism

: the job or activity of using photographs to report news stories in magazines or newspapers

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