photojournalism

noun
pho·​to·​jour·​nal·​ism | \ˌfō-tō-ˈjər-nə-ˌli-zəm \

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 \ noun
photojournalistic \ ˌfō-​tō-​ˌjər-​nə-​ˈli-​stik \ adjective

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After winning the Pulitzer Prize in 2001, he was awed by the celebration from his heroes in photojournalism. Fox News, "Alan Diaz, photographer behind Elian Gonzalez image, dies at 71," 3 July 2018 After winning the Pulitzer Prize in 2001, he was awed by the celebration from his heroes in photojournalism. Fox News, "Alan Diaz, photographer behind Elian Gonzalez image, dies at 71," 3 July 2018 After winning the Pulitzer Prize in 2001, he was awed by the celebration from his heroes in photojournalism. Fox News, "Alan Diaz, photographer behind Elian Gonzalez image, dies at 71," 3 July 2018 As the world grew smaller, so did what was expected of photojournalism. Mark Feeney, BostonGlobe.com, "David Douglas Duncan, whose images captured war-weary soldiers and Picasso at work, dies at 102," 8 June 2018 After winning the Pulitzer Prize in 2001, he was awed by the celebration from his heroes in photojournalism. Fox News, "Alan Diaz, photographer behind Elian Gonzalez image, dies at 71," 3 July 2018 After winning the Pulitzer Prize in 2001, he was awed by the celebration from his heroes in photojournalism. Fox News, "Alan Diaz, photographer behind Elian Gonzalez image, dies at 71," 3 July 2018 After winning the Pulitzer Prize in 2001, he was awed by the celebration from his heroes in photojournalism. Fox News, "Alan Diaz, photographer behind Elian Gonzalez image, dies at 71," 3 July 2018 Then that strong photojournalism, sending writers and photographers all over the world taking images like nobody has ever seen before. Recode Staff, Recode, "Full transcript: Nat Geo executives Courteney Monroe, Rachel Webber and Susan Goldberg on Recode Decode," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of photojournalism

1938, in the meaning defined above

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photojournalism

noun

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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