Definition of journalism in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈjərnlˌizəm/


1The activity or profession of writing for newspapers, magazines, or news websites or preparing news to be broadcast.
Example sentences
  • This kind of racism pervades newspaper and broadcast journalism in EU countries.
  • The defendant newspaper commends reliance upon the ethics of professional journalism.
  • Many trainees work on student newspapers or hospital radio before embarking on a career in journalism.
the press, the fourth estate;
reporting, news writing, news broadcasting, news coverage, reportage, feature writing, photojournalism, the newspaper business, sensationalism;
articles, reports, features, pieces, stories;
citizen journalism
1.1The product of the activity of journalism: an art critic whose essays and journalism are never dull
More example sentences
  • He was also one of the few academics who could produce journalism better than most journalists.
  • One warning - many of the essays are written as journalism and follow a formula that gets a bit tiring.
  • Yet despite her desire to write more fiction, her investigative journalism continues apace.

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Syllabification: jour·nal·ism

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