Definition of journalist in English:

journalist

noun

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

    • ‘It is as important to the article as the first sentence is to the tabloid journalist.’
    • ‘Not being able to get to the story is making journalists at Sky News tear their hair out.’
    • ‘We can only put this down to fanciful musings by journalists on a slow news day.’
    • ‘Since then, he has worked as a science journalist in broadcasting, print and online.’
    • ‘A journalist despatched to write on the lifestyle of the recruit had little to work with.’
    • ‘Scottish football journalists continue to write about the success of last season.’
    • ‘Every time it rang it seemed to be news of more journalists killed and injured.’
    • ‘I think the problem is that most journalists assume that bloggers want to be journalists.’
    • ‘The reason Ken and many others feel moved to write to newspapers and journalists is that they care.’
    • ‘With hindsight it was a massive challenge for which there was no preparation as a journalist.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He also devoted time to the personal toll war reporting takes on journalists and cameramen.’
    • ‘If you weren't a journalist and cookery writer, what would you have liked to have been?’
    • ‘The idea was to give journalists, editors and publishers a chance to ask questions.’
    • ‘As well as a musician and poet he is a journalist, broadcaster and commentator.’
    • ‘The biggest frustration for journalists at the magazine is their lack of access to the story.’
    • ‘Our guidelines on conflicts of interest cover what our journalists are allowed to write.’
    • ‘For what it's worth, I did hear an interesting point from a journalist on the radio.’
    reporter, correspondent, newsman, newswoman, newspaperman, newspaperwoman, columnist, writer, commentator, reviewer, blogger
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Pronunciation

journalist

/ˈjərn(ə)ləst//ˈdʒərn(ə)ləst/