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[jur-nl-ist] /ˈdʒɜr nl ɪst/
a person who practices the occupation or profession of journalism.
a person who keeps a journal, diary, or other record of daily events.
Origin of journalist
1685-95; journal + -ist Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Yet some of his experiments, by the journalist's account, were wantonly cruel.
  • Why not put on your citizen journalist derby, with the press card slipped into the brim band, and find out what happens.
  • Write a headline for the release, and make it good from the journalist's point of view.
  • It also has interesting ramifications for the citizen-journalist or the whistle-blower.
  • Before that she was a journalist and editor, writing about everything, except politics.
  • Friends, if a journalist is killed the news is also killed.
  • If a journalist published something, they have a duty to ensure that it is accurate.
  • To capture them with photography is to defy their elusive state, to steal them to common ground, as is the journalist's duty.
  • Those are a sound source and in no way inferior to the fallible impressions of a journalist's ear and eye.
  • He has also worked as a journalist, sports broadcaster and business entrepreneur.
British Dictionary definitions for journalist


a person whose occupation is journalism
a person who keeps a journal
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for journalist

1690s, "one whose work is to write or edit public journals or newspapers," from journal + -ist. Meaning "one who keeps a journal" is from 1712. Related: Journalistic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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