Definition of journalist in English:



  • A person who writes for newspapers, magazines, or news websites or prepares news to be broadcast.

    ‘foreign journalists had been expelled from the area’
    ‘he was a seasoned TV journalist’
    • ‘He also devoted time to the personal toll war reporting takes on journalists and cameramen.’
    • ‘Since then, he has worked as a science journalist in broadcasting, print and online.’
    • ‘We can only put this down to fanciful musings by journalists on a slow news day.’
    • ‘If you weren't a journalist and cookery writer, what would you have liked to have been?’
    • ‘With hindsight it was a massive challenge for which there was no preparation as a journalist.’
    • ‘The biggest frustration for journalists at the magazine is their lack of access to the story.’
    • ‘I think the problem is that most journalists assume that bloggers want to be journalists.’
    • ‘Scottish football journalists continue to write about the success of last season.’
    • ‘As well as a musician and poet he is a journalist, broadcaster and commentator.’
    • ‘Every time it rang it seemed to be news of more journalists killed and injured.’
    • ‘Not being able to get to the story is making journalists at Sky News tear their hair out.’
    • ‘He was a journalist of the old school, a reporter who once he got his teeth into a story wouldn't let go.’
    • ‘The journalists may have written the stories, but there is still the matter of how they got them.’
    • ‘It's not entirely true that newspaper journalists are paid to get their facts right.’
    • ‘The idea was to give journalists, editors and publishers a chance to ask questions.’
    • ‘For what it's worth, I did hear an interesting point from a journalist on the radio.’
    • ‘The reason Ken and many others feel moved to write to newspapers and journalists is that they care.’
    • ‘It is as important to the article as the first sentence is to the tabloid journalist.’
    • ‘Our guidelines on conflicts of interest cover what our journalists are allowed to write.’
    • ‘A journalist despatched to write on the lifestyle of the recruit had little to work with.’
    reporter, correspondent, newsman, newswoman, newspaperman, newspaperwoman, columnist, writer, commentator, reviewer, blogger
    investigative journalist, photojournalist, war correspondent, lobby correspondent
    editor, subeditor, copy editor
    legman, wireman
    newshound, hack, hackette, stringer, journo, talking head
    the commentariat
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