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journalism

[ jur-nl-iz-uhm ]
/ ˈdʒɜr nlˌɪz əm /
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noun
the occupation of reporting, writing, editing, photographing, or broadcasting news or of conducting any news organization as a business.
a course of study preparing students for careers in reporting, writing, and editing for newspapers and magazines.
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.
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Origin of journalism

From the French word journalisme, dating back to 1825–35. See journal, -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for journalism

journalism
/ (ˈdʒɜːnəˌlɪzəm) /

noun
the profession or practice of reporting about, photographing, or editing news stories for one of the mass media
newspapers and magazines collectively; the press
the material published in a newspaper, magazine, etcthis is badly written journalism
news reports presented factually without analysis
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