1. a person who practices the occupation or profession of journalism.
  2. a person who keeps a journal, diary, or other record of daily events.


  1. a person whose occupation is journalism
  2. a person who keeps a journal

1690s, “one whose work is to write or edit public journals or newspapers,” from journal + -ist. Meaning “one who keeps a journal” is from 1712. Related: Journalistic.

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