Definition of journalism in US English:

journalism

noun

  • 1The activity or profession of writing for newspapers, magazines, or news websites or preparing news to be broadcast.

    • ‘I took it as a sign that he was ready to retire from his career in journalism.’
    • ‘It is designed to recognise the achievements of the men and women who have shaped modern newspaper journalism.’
    • ‘He qualified as a lawyer but was looking forward to a career in journalism in the family business.’
    • ‘Simon began his career in journalism at the Fleet Street News Agency in London in 1981.’
    • ‘I returned to general practice two years ago after a career in medical journalism.’
    • ‘He chose journalism as a career because he wanted to travel and wanted someone else to pay for it.’
    • ‘It is time our student funded newspaper practised true journalism and not propaganda.’
    • ‘The author had a long career in journalism and his final post was that of executive editor of the European.’
    • ‘Like most of the rest of them, Mr. Rothwell is a disgrace to the profession of journalism.’
    • ‘Many trainees work on student newspapers or hospital radio before embarking on a career in journalism.’
    • ‘Why not give broadcast journalism a whirl and have your voice perk up ears all over the city?’
    • ‘The transition from print journalism to television can often be a very difficult one.’
    • ‘We inhabit an expanding universe of news and journalism, flowing faster and more freely than ever before.’
    • ‘This kind of racism pervades newspaper and broadcast journalism in EU countries.’
    • ‘After working in the Ministry of Justice, he turned to writing and journalism.’
    • ‘As a schoolboy in Purley he dreamt of a career in journalism as a tribute to his hero Ernest Hemingway.’
    • ‘Now many of the newspaper's young writers are hankering after careers in journalism.’
    • ‘The defendant newspaper commends reliance upon the ethics of professional journalism.’
    • ‘I had my eyes on politics which I planned to enter after a brief career in journalism.’
    • ‘The answer is that it is in the nature of national newspaper journalism that it is well-paid and based in London.’
    the newspaper business, the newspaper world, the press, the print media, the fourth estate
    reporting, writing, reportage, feature writing, news coverage
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    1. 1.1 The product of the activity of journalism.
      ‘an art critic whose essays and journalism are never dull’
      • ‘You cannot know what effect a book or a piece of journalism will have when it goes out into the world.’
      • ‘Personally, I think the article is shamefully biased as a piece of journalism.’
      • ‘It was, in short, the most commendable piece of undercover journalism on our televisions for some time.’
      • ‘I don't find that fiction and journalism are particularly compatible for me.’
      • ‘He was clearly bright, personable, charming and capable of writing good journalism.’
      • ‘In short it is a fantastic piece of investigative journalism and we strongly recommend a read.’
      • ‘He was also one of the few academics who could produce journalism better than most journalists.’
      • ‘The judge held that it was in effect a disgraceful piece of journalism.’
      • ‘One warning - many of the essays are written as journalism and follow a formula that gets a bit tiring.’
      • ‘Her days were spent working as a chef in a collectively run restaurant and doing bits of journalism.’
      • ‘Science journalism is a growth area and often has a historical component.’
      • ‘If this had been a serious piece of journalism, there would have been an attempt at balance.’
      • ‘It was the product of a day when the function of journalism is clear to see.’
      • ‘Most of the journalism on the internet is print journalism recycled through the major newspaper sites.’
      • ‘It is a sloppy piece of journalism which I am amused you allowed to appear on your front page.’
      • ‘He says Granta's mix of modern fiction and inquiring journalism is going down well.’
      • ‘Mr Marsh had said it was a good piece of investigative journalism which was marred by flawed reporting.’
      • ‘It is a beautiful piece of journalism which will bring a tear to many a parent's eye.’
      • ‘In the meantime, buy a copy of In Cold Blood, the best piece of extended journalism ever published.’
      • ‘Yet despite her desire to write more fiction, her investigative journalism continues apace.’

Pronunciation

journalism

/ˈdʒərnlˌɪzəm//ˈjərnlˌizəm/