of, relating to, or characteristic of journalists or journalism.

Origin of journalistic

First recorded in 1825–35; journalist + -ic
Related formsjour·nal·is·ti·cal·ly, adverbnon·jour·nal·is·tic, adjectivenon·jour·nal·is·ti·cal·ly, adverbpre·jour·nal·is·tic, adjectiveun·jour·nal·is·tic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for journalistic

Contemporary Examples of journalistic

Historical Examples of journalistic

  • Comrade Ossipon was familiar with the beauties of its journalistic style.

    The Secret Agent

    Joseph Conrad

  • Once, when I was a young man, I was offered some journalistic work.

    Audrey Craven

    May Sinclair

  • No journalistic optimism, no ministerial magniloquence can alter that.

    England and Germany

    Emile Joseph Dillon

  • But the sensation from a journalistic point of view was already well in the past.

    Under Western Eyes

    Joseph Conrad

  • Throughout my journalistic experience I have been fortunate in one respect.


    David Christie Murray

British Dictionary definitions for journalistic



of, relating to, or characteristic of journalism or journalists
Derived Formsjournalistically, adverb
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