Definitions for: Journalist


[n] someone who keeps a diary or journal
[n] a writer for newspapers and magazines



Webster (1913) Definition: Jour"nal*ist, n. [Cf. F. journaliste.]
1. One who keeps a journal or diary. [Obs.] --Mickle.

2. The conductor of a public journal, or one whose business
it to write for a public journal; an editorial or other
professional writer for a periodical. --Addison.

Synonyms: diarist, diary keeper

See Also: Alexander Woollcott, Alfred Alistair Cooke, Alistair Cooke, author, broadcast journalist, columnist, Cooke, correspondent, Dorothy Dix, Edgar Albert Guest, Edgar Guest, editorialist, Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman, Elizabeth Merriwether Gilmer, Elizabeth Seaman, Gilmer, Greeley, Guest, H. L. Mencken, Henry Louis Mencken, Henry M. Stanley, Horace Greeley, I. F. Stone, Isidor Feinstein Stone, John Reed, John Rowlands, Joseph Lincoln Steffens, Lincoln Steffens, Lippmann, Mencken, Nellie Bly, newspaperman, newspaperwoman, newswriter, penman, pressman, Reed, scribbler, scribe, Seaman, Shirer, Sir Henry Morton Stanley, sob sister, sports writer, Stanley, Steffens, Stone, T. H. White, Theodore Harold White, Walter Lippmann, White, William Lawrence Shirer, Woollcott, writer




Famous Quotes Containing Journalist:


I think for a young journalist, it's better to write for the Web at the moment than it is for print.

-- Tina Brown (American Editor)

And I came away from that experience, and it was a very difficult experience - I came to understand that you have to practice at being a good father and practice at being a good husband, just as you have to practice at being a good journalist.

-- Bob Schieffer (American Journalist)

I became a journalist to come as close as possible to the heart of the world.

-- Henry R. Luce ( Editor)

Do I think I was put here on earth to be a journalist and to seek truth? No, I don't.

-- Peter Jennings (Canadian Journalist)

I've learned in my years as a journalist that when a politician says 'That's ridiculous' you're probably on the right track.

-- Amy Goodman (American Journalist)

The homosexual community wants me to be gay. The heterosexual community wants me to be straight. Every writer thinks, I'm the journalist who's going to make him talk. I pray for them. I pray that they get a life and stop living mine!

-- Ricky Martin (American Musician)

I got to sit down with people who I admired, and have conversations with some of the greatest thinkers and artists and performers. It's a huge privilege for me to be a journalist.

-- James Daly (American Actor)

If you do a story about a British journalist rescuing a child from Sarajevo, then Sarajevo just becomes an exotic location, and the story's about this British journalist.

-- Michael Winterbottom (British Director)

And I think because of the passion of every English player and every English supporter, and every English journalist for the game, most of the game is played with passion, love for football and instinct, but in football you also have to think.

-- Jose Mourinho (Portuguese Coach)

I knew I wanted to be a journalist ever since I was a teenager. While it is interesting and gratifying to be on the business side and to see how that all works, the main reason I kept a business role here was to protect the editorial integrity of Salon.

-- David Talbot (American Journalist)

I've been a financial journalist for 30 years.

-- Peter Brimelow (British Journalist)

I wanted to be a journalist, I thought it was glamorous and that I'd meet beautiful women in the rain.

-- Bill Nighy (English Actor)

Whether you're a newspaper journalist, a lawyer, a doctor. You have to organize your thoughts.

-- Frederick Wiseman (American Director)

I think the key to being a journalist is getting your subject to feel comfortable enough to talk about stuff they want to talk about and the stuff they like and don't like, and still feel comfortable about it.

-- Glenn Danzig (American Musician)

No ideas and the ability to express them - that's a journalist.

-- Karl Kraus (Austrian Writer)

After working as a journalist I went to a writing program at Johns Hopkins. It was interesting because it was neither journalistic nor historical, but it emphasized writing style, and afterwards I was asked to write my first book.

-- Iris Chang (Chinese Historian)

There's a lot of people who feel there's a tabloid journalist who had it coming.

-- Ralph Fiennes (British Actor)

I am not insecure about being a journalist.

-- Tucker Carlson (American Journalist)

Journalist: a person without any ideas but with an ability to express them; a writer whose skill is improved by a deadline: the more time he has, the worse he writes.

-- Karl Kraus (Austrian Writer)

And I'm hoping that fair-minded people will stand up and say that what's been done to me is wrong, and that-that people's personal lives have no impact on their ability to be a journalist, you know. Why should my past prevent me from having a future?

-- Jeff Gannon (American Journalist)

When it came to political power, blacks need not apply. Add to this steaming stew the growing tensions over the Vietnam War and the movement for civil rights, and you had plenty of elements to fire the imagination of a novice journalist.

-- Andrea Mitchell (American Journalist)

I think it's like everything else; one shouldn't dig too deeply. It's silly to say that with a journalist, but sometimes there is not a truth to be found.

-- Alan Price (American Musician)

The desire to become a journalist came really because I very much like living abroad, and like to travel, and wanted to be paid for it.

-- John Pomfret ( Poet)

If a person is not talented enough to be a novelist, not smart enough to be a lawyer, and his hands are too shaky to perform operations, he becomes a journalist.

-- Norman Mailer (American Novelist)

Journalism is the protection between people and any sort of totalitarian rule. That's why my hero, admittedly a flawed one, is a journalist.

-- Andrew Vachss (American Author)

The most important thing for anyone, I think, is to be engaged, whether you're an artist or a journalist is to be engaged in the process at some level.

-- Billy Bragg (British Musician)

I am sensitive to the value of faith and religion and spirituality in people's lives because I'm a journalist.

-- Peter Jennings (Canadian Journalist)

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)

Best I can do for them is to give them every piece of information I can find and let them make the judgments. That's just my basic view of my function as a journalist.

-- Jim Lehrer (American Journalist)

Probably having fallen in love with music and movies at a young age and then first learning about writing by kind of following the path of writers like Dave Marsh and Lester Bangs and being a rock journalist.

-- Cameron Crowe (American Director)

My father was a motorsports journalist and a motorbike fan. He gave me my motocross bike.

-- Jacky Ickx (Belgian Celebrity)

And I wasn't a journalist any more than I was a trained nurse.

-- May Sinclair (British Writer)

I still have not given up the idea of becoming a journalist, but at 17 I decided to follow my heart and stay in Los Angeles with my girlfriend as opposed to going to Johns Hopkins.

-- Mackenzie Astin (American Actor)

Nothing is more idealistic than a journalist on the defensive.

-- Melvin Maddocks ( -)


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