Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The collecting, writing, editing, and presenting of news or news articles in newspapers and magazines and in radio and television broadcasts.
  • n. Material written for publication in a newspaper or magazine or for broadcast.
  • n. The style of writing characteristic of material in newspapers and magazines, consisting of direct presentation of facts or occurrences with little attempt at analysis or interpretation.
  • n. Newspapers and magazines.
  • n. An academic course training students in journalism.
  • n. Written material of current interest or wide popular appeal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The activity or profession of being a journalist.
  • n. 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.
  • n. 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The keeping of a journal or diary.
  • n. 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.
  • n. 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 The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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.
  • n. The keeping of a journal; the practice of journalizing.

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

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

Etymologies

From French journalisme (beginning of 19th century). (Wiktionary)

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