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newsmonger n : a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others [syn: gossip, gossiper, gossipmonger, rumormonger, rumourmonger]

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Extensive Definition

A journalist (also called a newspaperman) is a person who practises journalism, the gathering and dissemination of information about current events, trends, issues and people.
Reporters are one type of journalist. They create reports as a profession for broadcast or publication in mass media such as newspapers, television, radio, magazines, documentary film, and the Internet. Reporters find sources for their work, their reports can be either spoken or written, and they are often expected to report in the most objective and unbiased way to serve the public good. A columnist is a journalist who writes pieces that appear regularly in newspapers or magazines.
Depending on the context, the term journalist also includes various types of editors and visual journalists, such as photographers, graphic artists, and page designers.
Journalists put the information in their own words, making it creative in their own way so it will catch the reader or viewers attention.


Modern journalists

Modern media, including the creation of Internet-based news sources and the possibility that citizen journalism will greatly expand the field, has made it all but impossible to identify which journalists are notable, in the sense that they could be identified in the past. The global justice protests in Seattle (1999) gave rise to the independent media movement, exemplified by the Indymedia network, a collective of independent media organizations and hundreds of journalists offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage.

Ethics in journalism

Most journalists in the United States adhere to the standards and norms expressed in the Society of Professional Journalists ethical code. Foremost in the minds of most practicing journalists is the issue of maintaining credibility, "Professional integrity is the cornerstone of a journalist's credibility."

Educating Journalists

Journalists often either receive training directly in the type of news field that they wish to enter, or through various institutions of higher education. From Columbia University and the University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications on the East Coast of America, to University of Southern California and California State University, Northridge on the West Coast, there is a broad range of options for beginning journalists to choose from when entering the field.
newsmonger in Afrikaans: Joernalis
newsmonger in Arabic: صحفي
newsmonger in Bulgarian: Журналист
newsmonger in Czech: Novinář
newsmonger in Danish: Journalist
newsmonger in German: Journalist
newsmonger in Dhivehi: ނޫސްވެރިން
newsmonger in Spanish: Periodista
newsmonger in Esperanto: Ĵurnalisto
newsmonger in Persian: خبرنگار
newsmonger in French: Journaliste
newsmonger in Friulian: Gjornalist
newsmonger in Korean: 기자 (직업)
newsmonger in Indonesian: Wartawan
newsmonger in Italian: Giornalista
newsmonger in Hebrew: עיתונאי
newsmonger in Javanese: Wartawan
newsmonger in Lithuanian: Žurnalistas
newsmonger in Dutch: Journalist
newsmonger in Japanese: ジャーナリスト
newsmonger in Norwegian: Journalist
newsmonger in Norwegian Nynorsk: Journalist
newsmonger in Polish: Dziennikarz
newsmonger in Romanian: Jurnalist
newsmonger in Russian: Журналист
newsmonger in Simple English: Journalist
newsmonger in Slovenian: Novinar
newsmonger in Serbian: Новинар
newsmonger in Finnish: Toimittaja
newsmonger in Swedish: Journalist
newsmonger in Tajik: Журналист
newsmonger in Ukrainian: Журналіст
newsmonger in Walloon: Gaztî
newsmonger in Yiddish: זשורנאליסט
newsmonger in Chinese: 記者

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