a person who practices the occupation or profession of journalism.
a person who keeps a journal, diary, or other record of daily events.

1685–95; journal + -ist Unabridged
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journalist (ˈdʒɜːnəlɪst)
1.  a person whose occupation is journalism
2.  a person who keeps a journal

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Example sentences
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.
Before that she was a journalist and editor, writing about everything, except
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