A journalist is a person whose job involves writing nonfiction stories for newspapers, magazines, or online news sites. If you are reading or hearing a news story, you have a journalist to thank for providing that story.


One who keeps a journal or diary.

someone who keeps a diary or journal

a writer for newspapers and magazines

One who keeps a journal or diary.

The conductor of a public journal, or one whose business it to write for a public journal; an editorial or other professional writer for a periodical.


Jour"nal*ist, n. [Cf. F. journaliste.] 1. One who keeps a journal or diary. [Obs.] Mickle. 2. The conductor of a public journal, or one whose business it to write for a public journal; an editorial or other professional writer for a periodical. Addison.

One who keeps a journal or diary.


Usage Examples

My sister Jennifer is an Emmy winning journalist and mother of three amazing girls. She brings an exceptional dedication to her job, her family, and her community, and has been a role model of mine for many, many years. I'm extremely proud of her.

A couple of months ago, I was down in Florida for the Food and Wine Festival. And this journalist grabbed me and said, 'How does it feel to be a TV guy? You're no longer in the restaurant business.' And I laughed. I asked him, 'How long do you think it takes me to do a season?' He said, 'Well, 200 days.' And I was like, '200 days? Try 20!'

I knew I was going to be a journalist when I was eight years old and I saw the printing presses rolling at the Sydney newspaper where my dad worked as a proofreader.

In the 'Garnethill' trilogy, people always forget that Maureen O'Donnell's dad was a journalist and she did art history at uni and her brother did law, but no-one ever thinks they're middle-class - they're just working class because they speak with accents.

I am sensitive to the value of faith and religion and spirituality in people's lives because I'm a journalist.

No journalist has ever been in my house and no photographs have ever been taken of where I live. I don't parade my family out for display, which is the way it will stay.

Probably having fallen in love with music and movies at a young age and then first learning about writing by kind of following the path of writers like Dave Marsh and Lester Bangs and being a rock journalist.

My mom was truly an iconic figure, a great journalist and a pioneering woman who died at 54 of cancer without ever having revealed to viewers that she was ill.

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Other Usage Examples

I want to go to college to study journalism. I want to speak French fluently, to travel. My mom was a journalist and it's in my blood.

I was in California when this journalist made a blanket statement about the fact that she did not think that black men and women had the kind of love relationship that Rebecca and Nathan had in Sounder.

Although we were never pals and occasionally butted heads, my relationship with Clinton and his wife, Hillary, made me a better journalist.

It's a little bit in the genes because my brother is a journalist and my father was a sports writer.

A veteran journalist has never had time to think twice before he writes.

Of all possible subjects, travel is the most difficult for an artist, as it is the easiest for a journalist.

The desire to become a journalist came really because I very much like living abroad, and like to travel, and wanted to be paid for it.

Any journalist worth his or her salt wouldn't trust me.


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