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:


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)

A journalist and an information architect face exactly the same problem - how to give shape to the pile of information in front of you in a way that will make it easy and natural for people to comprehend. I can't imagine any better preparation for the work I do now.

-- Jesse James Garrett (American Businessman)

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)

A good journalist is not the one that writes what people say, but the one that writes what he is supposed to write.

-- Todor Zhivkov (Bulgarian Politician)

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

-- May Sinclair (British Writer)

I was never a true journalist, I was a movie critic.

-- Guillermo Cabrera Infante (Cuban Novelist)

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

-- Marguerite Duras (French Novelist)

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)

If you're curious, you'll probably be a good journalist because we follow our curiosity like cats.

-- Diane Sawyer (American Journalist)

It's a little bit in the genes because my brother is a journalist and my father was a sports writer.

-- Patricia Heaton (American Actress)

I got asked by a freelance journalist to jump in front of Princess Diana's funeral. How pathetic is that? That would have been the stupidest thing on the planet.

-- Mark Roberts (American Actor)

Well, I don't know how astute I am, but I did want to be a journalist when I was growing up.

-- Carol Burnett (American Actress)

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)

But, I swear, they're turning Donna into Annie Hall this season. More ties. More suits. But they're also keeping her really motivated, ya know? Like, wanting to be a rock journalist. Wanting to be the first woman president.

-- Laura Prepon (American Actress)

As a print journalist, you can be frustrated by people who don't call you back, parts of the story you can't get. TV gets you access to everyone because people call you back. It also allows you to satisfy your curiosity. I am a very curious person.

-- Tucker Carlson (American Journalist)

I'm a mother, I'm a journalist, I'm an American; I'm all of those things, and it really complicates your job when you have all these things come into play.

-- Paula Zahn (American Journalist)

A long life in journalism convinced me many presidents ago that there should be a large air space between a journalist and the head of a state.

-- Walter Lippmann (American Journalist)

My emotional and intellectual response to Hiroshima was that the question of the social responsibility of a journalist was posed with greater urgency than ever.

-- Wilfred Burchett (Australian Journalist)

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

-- Henry R. Luce ( Editor)

Before acting, I wanted to become a journalist. I also toyed with the idea of being a chef - but that's only when people asked me what I wanted to be. In fact, I always used to say I wanted to be an actor, but I didn't ever believe that I was good enough to be come one.

-- Ian Mckellen (English Actor)

I wanted to be an editor or a journalist, I wasn't really interested in being an entrepreneur, but I soon found I had to become an entrepreneur in order to keep my magazine going.

-- Richard Branson (British Businessman)

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)

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)

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)

My challenge was even greater as a journalist, because this was happening in my own backyard.

-- Paula Zahn (American Journalist)

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

-- Karl Kraus (Austrian Writer)

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)

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)

If the word gets out, if the perception exists that by speaking to a CBS journalist you are, therefore, inevitably, immediately speaking to the police, I don't think there's any doubt but that people won't talk. And, therefore, the public won't learn.

-- Floyd Abrams (American Lawyer)

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)

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)

Assange is not a 'journalist' any more than the 'editor' of al-Qaeda's new English-language magazine 'Inspire' is a 'journalist.' He is an anti-American operative with blood on his hands.

-- Sarah Palin (American Politician)

I am not insecure about being a journalist.

-- Tucker Carlson (American Journalist)

I went on a long trip through South America with Prince Charles where I was the only journalist there - a couple of photographers but no other writers.

-- Anthony Holden (British Journalist)

As a journalist, it is so easy to get hardened when you see so many stories that are disturbing. Sometimes it's just your survival mechanism that makes you hardened to some of it.

-- Linda Vester (American Entertainer)


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