WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
jour•nal•ist  ( jûrnl ist),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Journalisma person who practices the occupation or profession of journalism.
  2. a person who keeps a journal, diary, or other record of daily events.
  • journal + -ist 1685–95

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
jour•nal•ism /ˈdʒɜrnəˌlɪzəm/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. Journalismthe work of gathering, writing, editing, and publishing or broadcasting news.
  2. Journalismmaterial written for a newspaper or magazine:an example of good journalism.
  3. Journalisma course of study for a career in journalism.
jour•nal•ist, n. [countable]
jour•nal•is•tic, adj. See -jour-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
jour•nal•ism  ( jûrnl iz′əm),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Journalismthe occupation of reporting, writing, editing, photographing, or broadcasting news or of conducting any news organization as a business.
  2. Journalismpress1 (def. 32).
  3. Journalisma course of study preparing students for careers in reporting, writing, and editing for newspapers and magazines.
  4. Journalismwriting that reflects superficial thought and research, a popular slant, and hurried composition, conceived of as exemplifying topical newspaper or popular magazine writing as distinguished from scholarly writing:He calls himself a historian, but his books are mere journalism.
  • French journalisme. See journal, -ism
  • 1825–35


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

journalist /ˈdʒɜːnəlɪst/ n
  1. a person whose occupation is journalism
  2. a person who keeps a journal



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