journalist (n.) Look up journalist at Dictionary.com
1690s, "one whose work is to write or edit public journals or newspapers," from French journaliste (see journal (n.) + -ist). Journalier also occasionally has been used. Meaning "one who keeps a journal" is from 1712. Related: Journalistic. The verb journalize (1766) is late and rare in English and usually is restricted to "make entry of in a journal or book."