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:


Fantasy should be as close as possible to journalism.

-- Dino Buzzati (Italian Novelist)

The First Law of Journalism: to confirm existing prejudice, rather than contradict it.

-- Alexander Cockburn (English Lawyer)

Most rock journalism is people who can't write, interviewing people who can't talk, for people who can't read.

-- Frank Zappa (American Musician)

In journalism it is simpler to sound off than it is to find out. It is more elegant to pontificate than it is to sweat.

-- Harold Evans (British Journalist)

I obviously prefer writing novels but I take my journalism very seriously, and I enjoy doing it between novels. It gives me an opportunity to move in the outside world.

-- Mordecai Richler (Canadian Novelist)

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)

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

-- Tom Brokaw (American Journalist)

In America journalism is apt to be regarded as an extension of history: in Britain, as an extension of conversation.

-- Anthony Sampson (British Writer)

The dirty little secret of journalism is that it really isn't a profession, it's a craft. All you need is a telephone and a conscience and you're all set.

-- Andrew Sullivan (American Journalist)

As I went to college, I went into radio and television. Now I suppose most people think that's one step ahead of basket weaving as a major in college, but it was part of the journalism department.

-- Sam Donaldson (American Journalist)

Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once.

-- Cyril Connolly (English Journalist)

I came over here and worked for rock magazines, and I worked for Rolling Stone, which has a very high standard of journalism, a very good research department.

-- Kurt Loder (American Journalist)

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

-- Michael Pollan (American Educator)

Memory is the personal journalism of the soul.

-- Richard Schickel (American Author)

Surely the glory of journalism is its transience.

-- Malcolm Muggeridge (British Journalist)

I've always enjoyed writing, I graduated with a degree in English; I've done bits of journalism.

-- Michael York (British Actor)

Be careful. Journalism is more addictive than crack cocaine. Your life can get out of balance.

-- Dan Rather (American Journalist)

And I started as a journalism major at Ohio State, ended up in theater and I love to read.

-- Patricia Heaton (American Actress)

I suggest that what we want to do is not to leave to posterity a great institution, but to leave behind a great tradition of journalism ably practiced in our time.

-- Henry R. Luce ( Editor)

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy is a form of service journalism. To be successful, I think it has to be a combination of a good story, it has to be funny, and it also needs to be packed with useful information.

-- Ted Allen ( Entertainer)

I always thought writing was the foundation and the basis for journalism in the same way being able to draw is the foundation for art.

-- Bob Schieffer (American Journalist)

Perhaps the biggest problem in journalism is the cult divide between journalists and corporate owners.

-- Ken Auletta (American Journalist)

The first essence of journalism is to know what you want to know, the second, is to find out who will tell you.

-- John Gunther (American Journalist)

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)

I don't believe in gutter politics. I don't believe in gutter journalism.

-- Maria Shriver (American Journalist)

See, I have no journalism in my background, so I wasn't practised at research or writing non-fiction, nor at handling the truth in a journalistic way. Journalists know when to call a halt and write something, but I kept on looking for answers.

-- John Sladek (American Author)

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)

Anonymous sources are a practice of American journalism in the 20th and 21st century, a relatively recent practice. The literary tradition of anonymity goes back to the Bible.

-- Joe Klein (American Journalist)

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

-- Jim Hightower (American Activist)

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

-- Humphrey Lyttelton (British Musician)

TV journalism is a much more collaborative, horizontal business than print reporting. It has to be, because of the logistics. Anchors are wholly dependent on producers to do all the hustling.

-- Tina Brown (American Editor)

Journalism: an ability to meet the challenge of filling the space.

-- Rebecca West (Irish Author)

One of the sad things about contemporary journalism is that it actually matters very little. The world now is almost inured to the power of journalism. The best journalism would manage to outrage people. And people are less and less inclined to outrage.

-- David Simon (American Author)

Speaking generally, people who are drawn to journalism are interested in what happens from the ground up less than they are from the top down.

-- Tom Brokaw (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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