[ jur-nl-iz-uhm ]
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  1. the occupation of reporting, writing, editing, photographing, or broadcasting news or of conducting any news organization as a business.

  1. a course of study preparing students for careers in reporting, writing, and editing for newspapers and magazines.

  2. writing 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.

Origin of journalism

From the French word journalisme, dating back to 1825–35. See journal, -ism

Words Nearby journalism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use journalism in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for journalism


/ (ˈdʒɜːnəˌlɪzəm) /

  1. the profession or practice of reporting about, photographing, or editing news stories for one of the mass media

  2. newspapers and magazines collectively; the press

  1. the material published in a newspaper, magazine, etc: this is badly written journalism

  2. news reports presented factually without analysis

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