- the occupation of reporting, writing, editing, photographing, or broadcasting news or of conducting any news organization as a business.
- press1(def 31).
- 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.
Origin of journalism
Examples from the Web for journalism
She was so great and it made everything click for me, because I was also interested in journalism.Meghan Daum On Tackling The Unspeakable Parts Of Life
December 6, 2014
The history of journalism is filled with hoaxes, sensationalism, and widespread misconceptions.I Blame People Who Blame the Media: Robert McCulloch’s Tone-Deaf Speech
November 25, 2014
Then, in May 2009, he turned to something completely different: the power of journalism.The Godfather of Right-Wing Radio
November 23, 2014
This,” Biden added, “is about acknowledging the most trusted man in journalism.Kissy-Face The Nation: Washington’s Power Elite Smooch Bob Schieffer
November 18, 2014
Journalism professor leading a bunch of naïve students around by their noses?Wrongly Imprisoned for 15 Years Thanks to an Innocence Project
November 13, 2014
You'll learn a lot from journalism if you don't stay at it too long.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
Then he swerved off, just like the other man, to details of journalism in our own country.American Notes
And I pause, true to the ethics of journalism; it's my duty not to leave just yet.The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
Carlow folk held up their heads when journalism was mentioned.The Gentleman From Indiana
I'm writing a book, and if it's a success, then good-bye to journalism.A Woman Intervenes
- 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
Word Origin and History for journalism
1821, regarded as a French word at first, from French journalisme (1781), from journal (see journal).
Journalism will kill you, but it will keep you alive while you're at it. [Horace Greely (1811-1872), U.S. journalist]
Journalese "language typical of newspaper articles or headlines" is from 1882.
Where men are insulated they are easily oppressed; when roads become good, and intercourse is easy, their force is increased more than a hundred fold: when, without personal communication, their opinions can be interchanged, and the people thus become one mass, breathing one breath and one spirit, their might increases in a ratio of which it is difficult to find the measure or the limit. Journalism does this office .... ["New Monthly Magazine," London, 1831]
[Géo] London was in western France covering the trial of a parricide that began in mid-afternoon. Because he had an early deadline, he telephoned a story that he was certain would take place: an angry crowd cursing the accused as he was marched to the courthouse from his holding cell at the police station. London then relaxed over lunch until he saw with dismay the guards and the prisoner coming but "not even the shadow of a gawker." His reputation at stake, he stalked to the door, cried out, "Kill him!" and returned to his table. [Benjamin F. Martin, "France in 1938"]