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:


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

-- Ted Koppel (American Journalist)

Nothing is more idealistic than a journalist on the defensive.

-- Melvin Maddocks ( -)

Art is a private thing, the artist makes it for himself; a comprehensible work is the product of a journalist. We need works that are strong, straight, precise, and forever beyond understanding.

-- Kenneth Tynan (English Critic)

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)

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)

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)

I was a sort of rock journalist - whatever that is - in London in the late '60s.

-- Jonathan Demme (American Director)

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

-- Frederick Wiseman (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)

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)

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

-- George Bernard Shaw (Irish Dramatist)

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 ( -)

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)

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)

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)

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

-- Joey Skaggs (American Celebrity)

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)

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 had rather be called a journalist than an artist.

-- H. G. Wells (English Author)

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

-- Russell Lynes (American Critic)

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)

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)

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 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)

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

-- Jacky Ickx (Belgian Celebrity)

A journalist is a person who has mistaken their calling.

-- Otto von Bismarck (German Leader)

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

-- Henry R. Luce ( Editor)

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)

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)

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 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)

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)


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