Definition of “journalist” - English Dictionary

“journalist” in British English

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journalistnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdʒɜː.nə.lɪst/ us /ˈdʒɝː.nə.lɪst/

B1 a person who writes news stories or articles for a newspaper or magazine or broadcasts them on radio or television:

a freelance political journalist

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  • The journalist asked the minister how he viewed recent events.
  • The journalist took notes throughout the interview.
  • The government has refused to allow foreign journalists into the area for several weeks.
  • He refused to say anything in reply to the journalists' questions.
  • The minister pushed past the waiting journalists, refusing to speak to them.
adjective uk /ˌdʒɜː.nəˈlɪs.tɪk/ us /ˌdʒɝː.nəˈlɪs.tɪk/

the decline of journalistic standards

(Definition of “journalist” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“journalist” in American English

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journalistnoun [ C ]

us /ˈdʒɜr·nəl·əst/

someone who collects and writes news stories and articles for newspapers, magazines, radio, and television:

a freelance journalist
a TV journalist
a Mexican journalist

(Definition of “journalist” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)