journalist

[jur-nl-ist]

noun

a person who practices the occupation or profession of journalism.
a person who keeps a journal, diary, or other record of daily events.

Origin of journalist

First recorded in 1685–95; journal + -ist
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journalist

noun

a person whose occupation is journalism
a person who keeps a journal
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Word Origin and History for journalist
n.

1690s, "one whose work is to write or edit public journals or newspapers," from journal + -ist. Meaning "one who keeps a journal" is from 1712. Related: Journalistic.

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