Definitions for: Journalism


[n] the profession of reporting or photographing or editing news stories for one of the media
[n] newspapers and magazines collectively



Webster (1913) Definition: Jour"nal*ism, n. [Cf. F. journalisme.]
1. The keeping of a journal or diary. [Obs.]

2. The periodical collection and publication of current news;
the business of managing, editing, or writing for,
journals or newspapers; as, political journalism.

Journalism is now truly an estate of the realm.
--Ed. Rev.

Synonyms: fourth estate, news media

See Also: copy, Fleet Street, newspapering, photojournalism, print media, profession, tabloid, yellow journalism




Famous Quotes Containing Journalism:


Internet journalism is not a world we know very well at all. It's conducted more on the screen and less in bars, which makes it rather less useful for getting stories about people throwing up over one another, which is what one's after.

-- Ian Hislop (Welsh Editor)

David Brinkley was an icon of modern broadcast journalism, a brilliant writer who could say in a few words what the country needed to hear during times of crisis, tragedy and triumph.

-- Tom Brokaw (American Journalist)

I've created a vocabulary of different styles. I draw from many different ways to take a picture. Sometimes I go back to reportage, to journalism.

-- Annie Leibovitz (American Photographer)

Memory is the personal journalism of the soul.

-- Richard Schickel (American Author)

Journalism without a moral position is impossible. Every journalist is a moralist. It's absolutely unavoidable.

-- Marguerite Duras (French Novelist)

Don't count out other amazing programming like Frontline. You will still find more hours of in-depth news programming, investigative journalism and analysis on PBS than on any other outlet.

-- Gwen Ifill (American Journalist)

When I entered politics, I took the only downward turn you could take from journalism.

-- Jim Hightower (American Activist)

The courage in journalism is sticking up for the unpopular, not the popular.

-- Geraldo Rivera (American Journalist)

In journalism, there has always been a tension between getting it first and getting it right.

-- Ellen Goodman (American Journalist)

Any work of art that can be understood is the product of journalism.

-- Tristan Tzara (French Artist)

Good journalism, I think, represents life and if you try to organize something too neatly it usually blows up in your face and doesn't really happen the way you want it to.

-- John Pomfret ( Poet)

All of journalism is a shrinking art. So much of it is hype. The O.J. Simpson story is a landmark in the decline of journalism.

-- Dick Schaap (American Journalist)

You're miserable, edgy and tired. You're in the perfect mood for journalism.

-- Warren Ellis (British Author)

I worked for a newspaper in Europe for, I lived in Europe for about seven years, so I worked in this sort of a yellow journalism kind of a thing, it was like a scandal sheet.

-- Kurt Loder (American Journalist)

There were influences in my life that were more important than journalism, such as comic strips and radio.

-- Guillermo Cabrera Infante (Cuban Novelist)

Many people would no more think of entering journalism than the sewage business - which at least does us all some good.

-- Stephen Fry (British Comedian)

I'm in the reporting part of journalism.

-- Jim Lehrer (American Journalist)

The meat-and-potatoes work of world journalism is performed by the wire service reporters.

-- Bob Greene (American Journalist)

Objective journalism and an opinion column are about as similar as the Bible and Playboy magazine.

-- Walter Cronkite (American Journalist)

It is grievous to read the papers in most respects, I agree. More and more I skim the headlines only, for one can be sure what is carried beneath them quite automatically, if one has long been a reader of the press journalism.

-- Mary Ritter Beard (American Historian)

For many years I was engaged in journalism, writing articles and chronicles for the daily press without ever joining the staff of any newspaper.

-- Johannes Vilhelm Jensen (Danish Author)

Journalism as theater is what TV news is.

-- Thomas Griffith (American Editor)

I think journalism is a great way to do public service, to have an impact on your community.

-- Bob Schieffer (American Journalist)

The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason.

-- Hunter S. Thompson (American Journalist)

If we're going to live as we are in a world of supply and demand, then journalists had better find a way to create a demand for good journalism.

-- Bill Kovach ( -)

I recognize that I had a good deal of good luck in my life. I came along at a time when it was pretty easy to get a job in journalism. I went to work at CBS News when I was about 22, and within a year or so was reporting on the air.

-- Charles Kuralt (American Journalist)

The Defense Department's plan to ban newspaper reporters from pool coverage of military operations is incredible. It reveals the administration to be out of touch with journalism, reality and the First Amendment.

-- Arthur Ochs Sulzberger (American Publisher)

I don't have any well-developed philosophy about journalism. Ultimately it is important in a society like this, so people can know about everything that goes wrong.

-- Charles Kuralt (American Journalist)

Before Truman Capote, journalism and non-fiction weren't taken very seriously.

-- Gerald Clarke (Zimbabwean Politician)

It is the role of good journalism to take on powerful abusers, and when powerful abusers are taken on, there's always a bad reaction. So we see that controversy, and we believe that is a good thing to engage in.

-- Julian Assange (Australian Activist)

All the faults of the age come from Christianity and journalism. Christianity, of course, but why journalism?

-- Frank Harris (Irish Author)

I started on the fringes of journalism as a cartoonist on The Daily Mail.

-- Humphrey Lyttelton (British Musician)

I want to go to college to study journalism. I want to speak French fluently, to travel. My mom was a journalist and it's in my blood.

-- Mandy Moore (American Musician)

Confrontation is not a dirty word. Sometimes it's the best kind of journalism as long you don't confront people just for the sake of a confrontation.

-- Don Hewitt (American Producer)

It's all a sham: I have seen, and I know firsthand, indeed from my own pen, how the organized Right has sabotaged not only journalism but also democracy and truth.

-- David Brock (American Author)


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