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Dictionary Definition

newspaperman n : a journalist employed to provide news stories for newspapers or broadcast media [syn: correspondent, newspaperwoman, newswriter, pressman]

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English

Noun

  1. Someone who works for a newspaper, generally a reporter, editor or such rather than the janitor or printer.

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.

Origin

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.
newspaperman in Afrikaans: Joernalis
newspaperman in Arabic: صحفي
newspaperman in Bulgarian: Журналист
newspaperman in Czech: Novinář
newspaperman in Danish: Journalist
newspaperman in German: Journalist
newspaperman in Dhivehi: ނޫސްވެރިން
newspaperman in Spanish: Periodista
newspaperman in Esperanto: Ĵurnalisto
newspaperman in Persian: خبرنگار
newspaperman in French: Journaliste
newspaperman in Friulian: Gjornalist
newspaperman in Korean: 기자 (직업)
newspaperman in Indonesian: Wartawan
newspaperman in Italian: Giornalista
newspaperman in Hebrew: עיתונאי
newspaperman in Javanese: Wartawan
newspaperman in Lithuanian: Žurnalistas
newspaperman in Dutch: Journalist
newspaperman in Japanese: ジャーナリスト
newspaperman in Norwegian: Journalist
newspaperman in Norwegian Nynorsk: Journalist
newspaperman in Polish: Dziennikarz
newspaperman in Romanian: Jurnalist
newspaperman in Russian: Журналист
newspaperman in Simple English: Journalist
newspaperman in Slovenian: Novinar
newspaperman in Serbian: Новинар
newspaperman in Finnish: Toimittaja
newspaperman in Swedish: Journalist
newspaperman in Tajik: Журналист
newspaperman in Ukrainian: Журналіст
newspaperman in Walloon: Gaztî
newspaperman in Yiddish: זשורנאליסט
newspaperman in Chinese: 記者

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

a tale-bearing animal, advertising writer, annalist, art critic, author, authoress, belletrist, bibliographer, busybody, city editor, coauthor, collaborator, columnist, compiler, composer, copy chief, copy editor, copyman, copyreader, copywriter, correspondent, creative writer, critic, cub reporter, dance critic, diarist, diaskeuast, drama critic, dramatist, editor, editorial writer, encyclopedist, essayist, feature editor, foreign correspondent, free lance, free-lance writer, gazetteer, ghost, ghostwriter, gossip, gossip columnist, gossiper, gossipmonger, humorist, inditer, interviewer, journalist, leader writer, leg man, literary artist, literary craftsman, literary critic, literary man, litterateur, logographer, magazine writer, man of letters, managing editor, monographer, music critic, news editor, newsman, newsmonger, newspaperwoman, newswriter, novelettist, novelist, own correspondent, pamphleteer, paragrapher, paragraphist, penwoman, poet, pressman, prose writer, publicist, quidnunc, reader, reporter, reviewer, reviser, rewrite man, rewriter, rumormonger, scandalmonger, scenario writer, scenarist, scribe, scriptwriter, short-story writer, slotman, sob sister, special correspondent, sports editor, storyteller, subeditor, tabby, talebearer, taleteller, tattler, tattletale, technical writer, telltale, tittle-tattler, war correspondent, word painter, wordsmith, writer, yenta
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