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

Examples of photojournalism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sharma graduated in photojournalism and documentary photography from the International Center of Photography, New York, in 2013 and has a postgraduate diploma in journalism from the University of Pune. National Geographic, "Smita Sharma," 23 June 2020 That is a really good question and one that has been going around in the photojournalism community as well. Lauryn Hill, Wired, "3 Black Photographers on Capturing the George Floyd Protests," 10 June 2020 In 1936, Life, the photojournalism magazine created by Henry R. Luce, was first published., "In 1903, Enrico Caruso made his American debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, appearing in ‘‘Rigoletto.’’," 23 Nov. 2019 Photographer Jasper Doest won the photojournalism story category for his images of exploited Japanese macaques. Natasha Daly, National Geographic, "See the best wildlife photos of 2019," 15 Oct. 2019 And nothing brought the Vietnam War home more dramatically than a photograph taken that day by a Kent State photojournalism major. Bob Dyer,, "Iconic image from Kent State shootings stokes the fires of anti-Vietnam War sentiment," 2 May 2020 Capizzi studied narrative film and Yang majored in photojournalism. Max Bell, Los Angeles Times, "Their beautifully curated vintage-book pop-ups were thriving. Along came coronavirus," 23 Apr. 2020 Brett’s book highlights his photojournalism while celebrating Boston residents., "Paper Valentines, legal clinics, and baroque harmony," 29 Jan. 2020 Those photographers who’ve hung from rafters, stood on a brick racetrack or taken a beating while photographing demonstrations did it to bring you quality, unbiased and ethical photojournalism. Dawn Mitchell, Indianapolis Star, "I'm an 8th generation Hoosier. Indy's stories are my stories. You help us tell them.," 22 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of photojournalism

1938, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jul 2020

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“Photojournalism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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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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