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:


Every journalist owes tribute to the evil one.

-- Jean de La Fontaine (French Poet)

Nothing is more idealistic than a journalist on the defensive.

-- Melvin Maddocks ( -)

But unfortunately, I have to say, one out of every 100 interviews I do, I get a real journalist.

-- Glenn Danzig (American Musician)

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

-- Guillermo Cabrera Infante (Cuban Novelist)

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)

There have been trade-offs every day, every month, every year. There's a lot that I missed and I do have regrets in that area. But I have been able to bring to my family the richness of being a journalist.

-- Judy Woodruff (American Journalist)

I'm a journalist and that's what I do.

-- Jim Lehrer (American Journalist)

Any journalist worth his or her salt wouldn't trust me.

-- Joey Skaggs (American Celebrity)

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)

As a journalist, one tends to think there's nothing off limits.

-- Peter Jennings (Canadian Journalist)

If you're a good journalist, what you do is live a lot of things vicariously, and report them for other people who want to live vicariously.

-- Harry Reasoner (American Journalist)

The impulse of the journalist is to be novel, yet to relate his curiosities to the urgencies of the moment; the philosopher seeks what he conceives to be true, regardless of the moment.

-- Daniel Bell (American Sociologist)

A journalist is a person who has mistaken their calling.

-- Otto von Bismarck (German Leader)

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)

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)

It's a journalist's job to be a witness to history. We're not there to worry about ourselves. We're there to try and get as near as we can, in an imperfect world, to the truth and get the truth out.

-- Robert Fisk (British Journalist)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

That was par for the course but I also found that commissions were being canceled and in fact I considered this directly libelous - I write biographies for a living as well as being a journalist - for a non fiction book to be called fiction from beginning to end.

-- Anthony Holden (British Journalist)

I think any journalist who spends time in a place realizes that there are lots of stories around beyond their primary story. You meet so many interesting people and have all kinds of experiences.

-- Joe Sacco (Maltese Journalist)

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)

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)

I would never let myself knock out a journalist.

-- Gerard Depardieu (French Actor)

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 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'm a lousy journalist.

-- Judith Rossner (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)

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

-- Henry R. Luce ( Editor)


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