Definition of journo in English:

journo

noun

informal
  • A journalist.

    • ‘Apparently, many journos disliked his doing an exclusive deal with a paper and refusing to talk to them at the World Cup.’
    • ‘In terms of setting your stall out early with scant regard for the inevitable backlash reaction from the irate journos, it's unmatchable.’
    • ‘During his law school days, Turnbull also worked as a journo for The Bulletin.’
    • ‘Thanks for keeping a cool journo's head and reporting on these catastrophic events.’
    • ‘Even a couple of journos are using the term lately.’
    • ‘Bruce is also a tennis journo with The Herald-Sun newspaper in Melbourne.’
    • ‘We had a newsroom of 8 journos, three camos and two full time editors.’
    • ‘Part of the public outcry about journos is the perception that journos spindoctor their stories.’
    • ‘We journos reckon the scones and jam deserved a prize medal.’
    • ‘The policy spending over the past year has been economically diabolical but is just commented on but never challenged by the journos.’
    • ‘They want to restrict the disclaimers to those journos and commentators who have affiliations with centre right politics.’
    • ‘The publications these journos work for usually accept fund advertising, after all.’
    • ‘A few of us journos debated the trade at a public forum last night.’
    • ‘At yesterday's staff meeting journos were asking him about ‘his vision thing’.’
    • ‘The speech at Melbourne Uni was handed out to journos beforehand.’
    • ‘I cannot recall a time when journos were held in such contempt.’
    • ‘It would be hard to name more than a handful of journos who could equal Jill for uncompromising courage, tenacity and integrity.’
    • ‘She's just using the journos to get her name mentioned.’
    • ‘Of course the journos blame this (like everything else) on the PM and his spin doctors.’
    • ‘This place is crawling with journos, all looking for the same thing: A way in.’

Origin

1960s (originally an Australian usage): abbreviation.

Pronunciation:

journo

/ˈjərnō/