From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Journalist \Jour"nal*ist\, n. [Cf. F. journaliste.]
   1. One who keeps a journal or diary; a diarist. [Obs.]
      [1913 Webster]

   2. One whose occupation is to write for any of the public
      news media, such as newspapers, magazines, radio,
      television, or internet; also, an editorial or other
      professional writer for a periodical.
      [1913 Webster +PJC]
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