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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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reporterre‧port‧er /rɪˈpɔːtə $ -ˈpɔːrtər/ ●●● S3 noun [countable]  BOREPORTsomeone whose job is to write about news events for a newspaper, or to tell people about them on television or on the radiocorrespondent, journalist a news reporterCOLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUNS + reportera newspaper reporterThe case attracted newspaper reporters from all over the world.a television/radio reporterHe told television reporters that he had no plans to resign.a news/crime/sports reporterHe started as a news reporter on Radio 1.a political reporterPinchetti became the magazine's top political reporter.an investigative reporter (=one that tries to find out about something important)Two investigative reporters wrote an article linking the CIA to cocaine trafficking in Los Angeles.
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reporterAn Examiner reporter explored the store Monday and found dusty shelves, half-stocked produce stands and a dark interior.She works as a junior reporter for the Today programme.She works as a junior reporter on a local paper.Eleven years later I worked with him as a local newspaper reporter when he was a club manager at Ayr United.A crowd of reporters were waiting outside the house all night.a crowd of reportersPrint reporters know their stories stand a better chance of making the front page.The hearing was to determine if the reporter, Jennifer Lenhart, should be forced to reveal her confidential sources.They cited internal government guidelines against talking to reporters without prior approval of agency public affairs officers.But Gazza told reporters afterwards he was just disappointed his team had lost.They told reporters that they were protesting at a police attack on the demonstrators at the Guildhall.He used to work as a TV reporter in LA."We've reached a critical stage in the negotiations, " he told waiting reporters.A watching reporter was not impressed.
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