A journalist is a person who collects, writes, or distributes news or other current information. A journalist's work is referred to as journalism. A journalist can work with general issues or specialize in certain issues, however, most journalists tend to specialize, and by cooperating with other journalists produce media that span many topics.

Types of journalistEdit


Main article: Reporter

A reporter is a journalist that researches, writes and reports on information and news for dissemination in media.


An editorialist is a journalist that is primarily writing on opinion pieces for a given media outlet on a given issue. Editorialists often engage in activism themselves, or otherwise do advocacy journalism.

Knowledge journalistEdit

A knowledge journalist is a journalist that also serves as an expert analyst on a given topic. Knowledge journalists are often associated with politics.

War correspondent Edit

A war correspondent is embedded with an active military unit to report on conflicts from the front lines.


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