journalism

[jur-nl-iz-uh m]

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.

Nearby words

  1. journal,
  2. journal box,
  3. journal bronze,
  4. journal intime,
  5. journalese,
  6. journalist,
  7. journalistic,
  8. journalize,
  9. journey,
  10. journeyman

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

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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Word Origin and History for journalism

journalism

n.
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