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:


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

-- Jacky Ickx (Belgian Celebrity)

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)

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

-- Jessica Savitch (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)

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)

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)

To a journalist, good news is often not news at all.

-- Phil Donahue (American Entertainer)

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

-- May Sinclair (British Writer)

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)

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)

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 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)

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)

I'm a lousy journalist.

-- Judith Rossner (American Novelist)

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

-- Paula Zahn (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)

As a journalist, the details always tell the story.

-- James McBride (American Writer)

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)

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

-- Jim Harrison (American Writer)

I had rather be called a journalist than an artist.

-- H. G. Wells (English Author)

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)

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)

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)

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 ( -)

CBS fought very hard on this because it believed and believes that there's a principle at stake here. The principle is that Dan Rather doesn't work for the police, and that people that speak to Dan Rather understand that he's a journalist and not a police agent.

-- Floyd Abrams (American Lawyer)

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)

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

-- Joey Skaggs (American Celebrity)

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 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)

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)

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

-- Guillermo Cabrera Infante (Cuban Novelist)


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