• WordNet 3.6
    • n journalist someone who keeps a diary or journal
    • n journalist a writer for newspapers and magazines
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Cannes Film Festival was conceived in 1938 by two French journalists while they were traveling by train to the Venice Film Festival.
    • Journalist One who keeps a journal or diary; a diarist.
    • Journalist One whose occupation is to write for any of the public news media, such as newspapers, magazines, radio, television, or internet; also, an editorial or other professional writer for a periodical.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n journalist The writer of a journal or diary.
    • n journalist A person who conducts a public journal or regularly writes for one; a newspaper editor, critic, or reporter.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Journalist one who writes for or conducts a newspaper
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  • Otto Von Bismarck
    “A journalist is a person who has mistaken their calling.”
  • Marguerite Duras
    “I see journalists as the manual workers, the laborers of the word. Journalism can only be literature when it is passionate.”
  • Karl Kraus
    “Journalist: a person without any ideas but with an ability to express them; a writer whose skill is improved by a deadline: the more time he has, the worse he writes.”
  • Jean De La Fontaine
    “Every journalist owes tribute to the evil one.”
  • Norman Mailer
    “If a person is not talented enough to be a novelist, not smart enough to be a lawyer, and his hands are too shaky to perform operations, he becomes a journalist.”
  • Gerald Priestland
    Gerald Priestland
    “Journalists belong in the gutter because that is where the ruling classes throw their guilty secrets.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. journaliste,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. diurnalis.


In literature:

A morning journalist wrote of the death of Madame eloquently and with feeling.
"The Double Four" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Any journalist could have supplied the dressing.
"The Big Bow Mystery" by I. Zangwill
But our journalist, taking advantage of the momentary confusion, had quietly slipped from the room.
"Messengers of Evil" by Pierre Souvestre
Neither my father nor myself has anything whatever to say to yellow journalists!
"Counsel for the Defense" by Leroy Scott
Striding from the envied, illuminated Within appeared the Heathen Journalist, note-book in hand.
"Ghetto Comedies" by Israel Zangwill
But our holiday-making journalist, whistling the latest air, all the rage, gave no thought to all that.
"A Nest of Spies" by Pierre Souvestre
His whole greatness as a journalist was in this sphere.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. X (of X) - America - II, Index" by Various
He was a journalist of the modern type, and he had been in a good many tight corners.
"The Traitors" by E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim
I am, shortly, recalled to my journalistic duties by the arrival of some 'startling' news from Porto Rico.
"The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba" by Walter Goodman
The training of the journalist will at this point go through the same course as the training of other callings.
"College Teaching" by Paul Klapper

In poetry:

Go and help to swell the names
In the casualty lists.
Help to make a column's stuff
For the blasted journalists.
"Recruiting" by Ewart Alan Mackintosh

In news:

Sarah Seltzer is a journalist who writes about pop culture.
I am a bestselling author and award-winning investigative journalist.
Once, when Ronald Reagan was running for president, he was asked by a journalist if he didn't think it was wrong to compromise .
Sara Reistad-Long is a journalist based in New York City.
Stop Forcing Journalists to Conceal Their Views From the Public.
Congratulations from the Society of Professional Journalists on your election to Congress.
On the Regarding War blog, soldiers, veterans, and journalists will share their stories from Afghanistan, Iraq and other war zones.
Young journalists at the Charlotte Observer love their jobs.
"Masscult and Midcult" gives us only one phase of Dwight Mac­donald's storied career as a political gadfly, provocative journalist, nonpareil editor, and embattled critic.
Athens journalist brings stories from page to stage.
Take the true story ( of British feminist journalist Cinnamon Heathcote-Drury.
Joe Gandelman is a veteran journalist who wrote for newspapers overseas and in the United States.
His mention of the 'tea party' in reporting about the Colorado massacre is an instance of liberal journalists' reflex to prove their suspicions of right-wing plots.
Kiwi journalist Colin Espiner embarks on an intrepid Aussie road trip from Sydney to Perth.
A man whose journalistic endeavors filled these pages for five years died last week.

In science:

It is a powerful phrase that, like the “grin of the Ceshire Cat” from the first quote above, was picked up by journalists around the world in their reports on the CERN press release.
From SPS to RHIC: Maurice and the CERN heavy-ion programme
In particular, the annual FuturICT Week organisers will arrange a number of international inter-disciplinary events each year, including events and demonstrations for business people, journalists, policy-makers and members of the public.
Mark Buchanan’s Nexus gives an entertaining portrait of the field from the point of view of a science journalist.
The structure and function of complex networks
We have defined this parameter function Nf as “novelty factor”. A special breed of redundancy is proliferating in news articles as journalists increasingly rely on the fact that news articles have to be as universally understandable as possible.
Improving Update Summarization by Revisiting the MMR Criterion
We compare the summaries generated in three languages for all the soccer games in Copa America 2011 to reference live reports offered by Yahoo! Sports journalists.
Towards Real-Time Summarization of Scheduled Events from Twitter Streams