Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The collecting, writing, editing, and presenting of news or news articles.
  • noun Material written for publication or broadcast as news.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The business of a journalist; the occupation of writing for, editing, or producing a newspaper or public journal; the diffusion of intelligence or of opinions by means of journals or newspapers and periodicals.
  • noun The keeping of a journal; the practice of journalizing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete The keeping of a journal or diary.
  • noun The periodical collection and publication of current news; the business of managing, editing, or writing for, journals, newspapers, magazines, broadcasting media such as radio or television, or other news media such as distribution over the internet.
  • noun The branch of knowledge that studies phenomena associated with news collection, distribution, and editing; a course of study, especially in institutions of higher learning, that teaches students how to write, edit, or report news.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The activity or profession of being a journalist.
  • noun The aggregating, writing, editing, and presenting of news or news articles for widespread distribution, typically in periodical print publications and broadcast news media, for the purpose of informing the audience.
  • noun The style of writing characteristic of material in periodical print publications and broadcast news media, consisting of direct presentation of facts or events with an attempt to minimize analysis or interpretation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun newspapers and magazines collectively
  • noun the profession of reporting or photographing or editing news stories for one of the media

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French journalisme (beginning of 19th century).

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