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A journalist is a person who creates articles or reports as a profession for broadcast or publication in mass media such as newspapers, television, radio, magazines, documentary film and the Internet.

Table of contents
1 Origin and scope of the term
2 19th century journalists
3 20th century print journalists
4 20th century broadcast journalists
5 Internet journalists
6 Contemporary journalists
7 See also

Origin and scope of the term

In the early 19th century, the term journalist once meant simply someone who wrote for journals, such as Charles Dickens in his early career, but has come to mean a writer for newsapapers and magazines as well. The term journalist is interchangeable with reporter.

Many journalists write for print periodicals, but some also write books or publish on the Internet. Broadcast journalists appear on radio or television.

Regardless of medium, the term journalist now carries a connotation or expectation of professionalism in reporting, with consideration for truth and ethics. This expectation is not always met, as journalists may publicly or privately take sides, but this is not taken lightly when revealed.

19th century journalists

20th century print journalists

20th century broadcast journalists

Internet journalists

Contemporary journalists

(please add to list in alphabetical order)

There are numerous examples of journalists turned novelists, both in the past and in the present, amongst them

See also