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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.
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.
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