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 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)

I'm not rational enough to be a good journalist.

-- Jim Harrison (American Writer)

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)

Every journalist has a novel in him, which is an excellent place for it.

-- Russell Lynes (American Critic)

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

-- Jim Lehrer (American Journalist)

Things happened there that I don't think are the finest hours for anybody, whether it was a journalist, the legal system or, in that case of the political system, who would say that was an example of when Washington worked best.

-- Rahm Emanuel (American Politician)

I'm a lousy journalist.

-- Judith Rossner (American Novelist)

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)

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

-- Peter Jennings (Canadian Journalist)

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)

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

-- Henry R. Luce ( Editor)

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)

It's totally mistaken to suppose that an armed escort is going to give a journalist any protection - on the contrary, journalists who turn up surrounded by armed personnel are just turning themselves into targets and in even worse danger.

-- Kate Adie (British Journalist)

The responsibility that I feel is to do as good a job as a journalist as I can possibly do.

-- Ted Koppel (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)

Just because I've got blonde hair and haven't been to Bosnia doesn't mean I'm a bimbo. I am still a serious journalist.

-- Jill Dando (British Journalist)

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)

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)

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 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)

I've been a financial journalist for 30 years.

-- Peter Brimelow (British Journalist)

Now I'm doing a film festival for kids and writing a script about a kidnapped journalist in Afghanistan.

-- Olivia Wilde (American Actress)

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)

A veteran journalist has never had time to think twice before he writes.

-- George Bernard Shaw (Irish Dramatist)

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)

I was in California when this journalist made a blanket statement about the fact that she did not think that black men and women had the kind of love relationship that Rebecca and Nathan had in Sounder.

-- Cicely Tyson (American Actress)

I very much wanted to be accepted by my peers, to be considered a serious journalist.

-- Jessica Savitch (American Journalist)

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)

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

-- Glenn Danzig (American Musician)

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

-- Paula Zahn (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)

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)

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)

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)


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