pho·​to·​jour·​nal·​ism ˌfō-tō-ˈjər-nə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce photojournalism (audio)
: 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
photojournalist noun
photojournalistic adjective

Examples of photojournalism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While studying photojournalism in college, Hayman’s first assignment was to photograph President Richard Nixon at the White House in 1973, but he was disenchanted by the frenzy of press at the event. Makena Gera, Peoplemag, 23 Mar. 2024 Seeing photojournalism as a great tool of recording history and bringing understanding of people, their experiences and emotions to the eyes of others. The Courier-Journal, 22 Mar. 2024 Before news of the scam emerged, the photos were published in the Wall Street Journal, Vice and the BBC, among others, and Martins had garnered a growing reputation in the international photojournalism community, along with more than 100,000 followers on Instagram. Karla Adam, Washington Post, 11 Mar. 2024 Dom Furore has been chosen for the PGA of America Lifetime Achievement Award in photojournalism. Doug Ferguson, USA TODAY, 16 Jan. 2024 In 2022, photojournalism students at the Bronx Documentary Center began mapping the rule-flouting smoke stores in their neighborhoods. Simon Montlake, The Christian Science Monitor, 23 Jan. 2024 And what began as a family photojournalism project turned into the harrowing HBO documentary, Great Photo, Lovely Life, which is available to stream on HBO Max now. Christine Pelisek, Peoplemag, 17 Dec. 2023 But the book is also my contribution to the historical record of the conflicts covered and the role women have played in conflict photojournalism. Corinne Dufka, The Atlantic, 11 Dec. 2023 Every year, our photo editors try to capture the best photojournalism in one intense presentation. Marc Lacey, New York Times, 18 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of photojournalism was in 1938

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“Photojournalism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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