Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Future of journalism: What is journalism?

Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth
Edition Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by
Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

From the Houghton-Mifflin dictionary at
jour·nal·ism (jûr'n.-l.z'.m)
The collecting, writing, editing, and presenting of news or news articles in newspapers and magazines and in radio and television broadcasts.Material written for publication in a newspaper or magazine or for broadcast.The style of writing characteristic of material in newspapers and magazines, consisting of direct presentation of facts or occurrences with little attempt at analysis or interpretation.Newspapers and magazines.An academic course training students in journalism.Written material of current interest or wide popular appeal.

jour·nal·ism [ júrn'l ìzz.m ]

1. reporting news for media: the profession of gathering, editing, and
publishing news reports and related articles for newspapers, magazines,
television, or radio

2. news gathering and reporting as genre: writing or reporting for the
media as a literary genre or style

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