photojournalism

noun
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

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 Wissmath studied linguistics at U.C. Berkeley and attained a master's degree in photojournalism at Ohio University. Sfchroniclepr, San Francisco Chronicle, 25 July 2022 The non-profit Boyd’s Station Project was established in 2018 to document Harrison County for years to come with photojournalism students. Pat Mcdonogh, The Courier-Journal, 12 May 2022 His studies include longform narratives and photojournalism surrounding the arts. Elgin Nelson, San Francisco Chronicle, 16 June 2022 Photography, and photojournalism in particular, is regarded as a medium of reality. Washington Post, 9 Dec. 2020 His ambitions eventually shifted to photojournalism, said Pauli Driver-Smith, who tutored him at a Boulder community college about a decade ago. Ellie Silverman And Ian Shapira, Anchorage Daily News, 26 Apr. 2022 Jim Young trained at the Herron School of Art to be a painter before landing in photojournalism. Jake Allen, The Indianapolis Star, 25 May 2022 His ambitions eventually shifted to photojournalism, said Pauli Driver-Smith, who tutored him at a Boulder community college about a decade ago. Ellie Silverman And Ian Shapira, Anchorage Daily News, 26 Apr. 2022 His ambitions eventually shifted to photojournalism, said Pauli Driver-Smith, who tutored him at a Boulder community college about a decade ago. Washington Post, 24 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of photojournalism

1938, in the meaning defined above

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28 Jul 2022

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“Photojournalism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/photojournalism. Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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