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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishjournalistjour‧nal‧ist /ˈdʒɜːnəl-ɪst $ -ɜːr-/ ●●● W3 noun [countable]  TCNsomeone who writes news reports for newspapers, magazines, television, or radioreporter a well-known journalist and broadcasterjournalistic /ˌdʒɜːnəlˈɪstɪk◂ $ -ɜːr-/ adjective [only before noun] journalistic skillsTHESAURUSjournalist someone who writes for a newspaper or magazineShe worked as a journalist on the New York Times.I've always wanted to be a journalist.reporter someone whose job is to find out about news stories and ask questions for a newspaper, television or radio company etcA crowd of reporters were waiting outside the house all night.He told reporters that he had no intention of resigning.correspondent someone who writes news articles or does reports about a particular subject, especially a serious one, for a newspaper or news organizationour economics correspondenta war correspondent He was the BBC's correspondent in Moscow.columnist someone who writes articles, especially about a particular subject, that appear regularly in a newspaper or magazinean influential financial columnista gossip columnisthack informal a disapproving word for a journalist, especially one whose work is of low qualityThe editor sent one of his hacks to interview the murderer’s girlfriend.newsman/woman (also newspaperman/woman) a general word for someone who works for a newspaper, especially a reporter or editoran experienced newspaperman the press newspapers and journalists in generalThe press always like a good story about the royal family.the right-wing pressFleet Street the British press. This phrase comes from the street in London, where many newspapers used to have their officesRelations between the government and Fleet Street aren't as cosy as they once were.
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journalistShe worked as a journalist on McClure's magazine, and gave it up to write.She worked as a journalist on the New York Times.But if they tell a journalist, they tell the world how important they are.That's the message to come from a new book on Highgrove co-written by the Prince and environmental journalist, Charles Clover.An experienced journalist has a sense of what is likely to be relevant about a story.Lee is one of the highest-paid financial journalists in the country.All foreign journalists have been told to leave the war zone as soon as possible.My father hated journalists - he didn't trust any of them.An investigations unit would be set up in London, staffed by reputable heavyweight journalists he had already selected.The returning journalist rarely is identified.After he retired from football he became a sports journalist for the Gazette.Some of the journalists had already left; others had settled down to the serious business of getting drunk.Regular perusal will make clear which journalists might be most sympathetic to your particular style.
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