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 for journalists
Political affiliations arise from ideological positions of media owners and journalists.
The memo was removed shortly after journalists became aware of it.
Journalists and publications today experiment with different approaches to writing.
As such, broadcast journalists almost always refer to them as the abbreviated vox pop.
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