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:


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

-- Frederick Wiseman (American Director)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

I am a journalist in the field of etiquette. I try to find out what the most genteel people regularly do, what traditions they have discarded, what compromises they have made.

-- Amy Vanderbilt (American Author)

Nothing is better for a young journalist than to go and write about something that other people don't know about. If you can afford to send yourself to some foreign part, I still think that's by far the best way to break in.

-- Tina Brown (American Editor)

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

-- Jessica Savitch (American Journalist)

I am not insecure about being a journalist.

-- Tucker Carlson (American Journalist)

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

-- Jim Harrison (American Writer)

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

-- Olivia Wilde (American Actress)

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'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)

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

-- Glenn Danzig (American Musician)

As a journalist, the details always tell the story.

-- James McBride (American Writer)

The typical journalist's typical lead for the typical Canadian story nowadays is along this line: that Canadians are hard at work trying to gain a reputation as a nation of rapid social change.

-- Stockwell Day (Canadian Politician)

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)

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

-- Diane Sawyer (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)

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)

Of all possible subjects, travel is the most difficult for an artist, as it is the easiest for a journalist.

-- W. H. Auden (English Poet)

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)

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)

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)

As a journalist I'm comfortable doing library research, and I did a lot! I had a fellowship at Radcliff for a year which gave me access to the Harvard system.

-- Anita Diament ( -)

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)

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)

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)

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

-- Peter Jennings (Canadian Journalist)


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