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journalist

[jur-nl-ist] /ˈdʒɜr nl ɪst/
noun
1.
a person who practices the occupation or profession of journalism.
2.
a person who keeps a journal, diary, or other record of daily events.
Origin of journalist
1685-1695
1685-95; journal + -ist
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journalist

/ˈdʒɜːnəlɪst/
noun
1.
a person whose occupation is journalism
2.
a person who keeps a journal
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Word Origin and History for journalist
n.

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.

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