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:


You find the most important thing that really grabs you, and put it right up top. Don't bury the lead. Put it at the top. Best thing to do. Never go wrong that way. It's an immutable law of journalism. It just always works.

-- Kurt Loder (American Journalist)

In the end, Dan Rather's legend skewered him, CBS and the craft of journalism.

-- Tina Brown (American Editor)

And after about two years, I realized that creative writing was not going to help you ace those biological tests. So I switched over to journalism. I didn't graduate with honors, but I did graduate on time and with some doing.

-- Bob Schieffer (American Journalist)

It's all storytelling, you know. That's what journalism is all about.

-- Tom Brokaw (American Journalist)

And I really believe good journalism is good business.

-- Christiane Amanpour (English Journalist)

There's no worse crime in journalism these days than simply deciding something's a story because Drudge links to it.

-- Chuck Todd ( -)

As electronic journalism came to be evaluated for its cost effectiveness, the network world began breaking up.

-- Roger Mudd (American Journalist)

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

-- Humphrey Lyttelton (British Musician)

Journalism allows its readers to witness history; fiction gives its readers an opportunity to live it.

-- John Hersey (American Writer)

My own view, there is a need for and a demonstrated need for more journalism now than there ever has been.

-- Jim Lehrer (American Journalist)

There is a long-standing tradition in the mainstream press of middle-of-the-road journalism that is objective and fair. I would hate to see that fall victim to a panic about the Fox effect.

-- Andrew Heyward (American Businessman)

Journalism is not just a cause, it's also a wacky profession.

-- David Talbot (American Journalist)

I still believe that if your aim is to change the world, journalism is a more immediate short-term weapon.

-- Tom Stoppard (English Dramatist)

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

-- Tristan Tzara (French Artist)

In any event, the proper question isn't what a journalist thinks is relevant but what his or her audience thinks is relevant. Denying people information they would find useful because you think they shouldn't find it useful is censorship, not journalism.

-- Michael Kinsley (American Journalist)

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

-- Ellen Goodman (American Journalist)

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

-- Geraldo Rivera (American Journalist)

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)

I'd like to get back into journalism. I'm hoping someone will offer me a job as a commentator or one of those political analysts that you see on the news shows all the time.

-- Jeff Gannon (American Journalist)

As I said, I had no publisher for What a Carve Up! while I was writing it, so all we had to live off was my wife's money and little bits I was picking up for journalism.

-- Jonathan Coe (English Novelist)

Journalism as theater is what TV news is.

-- Thomas Griffith (American Editor)

I think almost every newspaper in the United States has lost circulation due to the Internet. I also think the Internet will lead to a lot of plagiarism in journalism.

-- Will McDonough (American Writer)

Journalism will kill you, but it will keep you alive while you're at it.

-- Horace Greeley (American Editor)

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)

The big journals and Nobel laureates are the equivalent of Congressional leaders in science journalism.

-- Michael Pollan (American Educator)

Journalism is concerned with events, poetry with feelings. Journalism is concerned with the look of the world, poetry with the feel of the world.

-- Archibald MacLeish (American Poet)

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 ( -)

Contradictory to my religion, I think, is journalism.

-- Sydney Schanberg (American Journalist)

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)

I can't think of any other job in journalism where the newsmakers come to you.

-- Bob Schieffer (American Journalist)

Novel writing should never be confused with journalism. Unfortunately, in the case of Primary Colors, a fair number of journalists confused.

-- Joe Klein (American Journalist)

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)

Laziness has become the chief characteristic of journalism, displacing incompetence.

-- Kingsley Amis (English Novelist)

If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people - including me - would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism.

-- Hunter S. Thompson (American Journalist)

Journalism is a kind of profession, or craft, or racket, for people who never wanted to grow up and go out into the real world.

-- Harry Reasoner (American Journalist)


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