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

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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

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The competition honors work from print, television, radio, online, photojournalism and public relations. Detroit Free Press, "Free Press receives 5 journalism awards from National Association of Black Journalists," 13 Aug. 2019 Kogan, who left photojournalism for TV news in 1992, and then left journalism altogether in 1998 to become a full-time mom, is not, contrary to the media buzz around the book, some kind of neo-fem heroine to women journalists. Sarah Menkedick, Longreads, "The First Book," 24 July 2019 Extensive academic and/or work experience in photography or photojournalism. National Geographic, "Trip Leader Opportunities," 12 June 2019 For Leistner, tree planting was a pathway into photojournalism. Rita Leistner, National Geographic, "Tree planting is a rite of passage for young Canadians," 22 Apr. 2019 This included a photojournalism internship, a project on the Akha hill tribe, and volunteering in Tibet. Teen Vogue, "What To Do After High School: 9 Things To Do Besides College," 4 Apr. 2019 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

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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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