(redirected from journalistic)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


A book or log in which entries are made to record events on a daily basis. A book where transactions or events are recorded as they occur.

A legislative journal is kept by the clerk and is a daily record of the legislative proceedings. Typical entries include actions taken by various committees and a chronological accounting of bills introduced on the floor.


noun acta diurna, biographical record, chronicle, chronology, contemporary account, daily paper, daily register, daybook, diary, ephemeris, gazette, historical record, ledger, log, logbook, magazine, narrative, periodical, record, register, serial
See also: calendar, dossier, record, register

JOURNAL, mar. law. The book kept on board of a ship or other vessel, which contains an account of the ship's course, with a short history of every occurrence during the voyage. Another name for logbook. (q.v.) Chit. Law of Nat. 199.

JOURNAL, common law. A book used among merchants, in which the contents of the waste-book are separated every month, and entered on the debtor and creditor side, for more convenient posting in the ledger.

JOURNAL, legislation. An account of the proceedings of a legislative body.
     2. The Constitution of the United States, art. 1, s. 5, directs that "each house shall keep a journal of its proceedings; and from time to time publish the same, excepting such parts as may, in their judgment, require secrecy." Vide 2 Story, Const., 301.
     3. The constitutions of the several states contain similar provisions.
     4. The journal of either house is evidence of the action of that house upon all matters before it. 7 Cowen, R. 613 Cowp. 17.

References in classic literature ?
But so much the better, if you've only got the journalistic grip.
It was at that moment that Edna felt her journalistic ambition departing from her, and was aware of an overmastering desire to be somewhere else.
On Thursday night I sent up the card of a powerful writer connected with a powerful paper; if Lord Ernest had known him in the flesh I should have been obliged to confess to a journalistic ruse; luckily he didn't--and I had been sent by my editor to get the interview for next morning.
Comrade Ossipon was familiar with the beauties of its journalistic style.
His revolutionary career, sustained by the sentiment and trustfulness of many women, was menaced by an impenetrable mystery - the mystery of a human brain pulsating wrongfully to the rhythm of journalistic phrases.
But the sensation from a journalistic point of view was already well in the past.
Mosul / NINA / Daash organization demanded media professionals and journalists in the city of Mosul to declare their repentance and abandon the journalistic work.
On his part, Deputy Director and Editor-in-Chief of KUNA Saad Al-Ali affirmed that the program will sculpt the students' journalistic skills and consequently help them utilize their abilities in the media field.
Tenders are invited for "The organization of thematic tours for journalists of foreign media" in three lots: Position 1 "Organization of themed tours for journalistic representatives from Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland" Item 2 "Organization of themed tours for journalistic representatives from Russia, Belarus Moldova and Ukraine "Position 3" Organization of themed tours for journalistic representatives from Macedonia, Serbia, Romania and Turkey " 21/07/2015
The broad selection of course module electives covers journalistic skills, media channels (print, broadcast, online), areas and genres of journalism as well as public relations.
com, WFAA-TV (ABC affiliate), WSOC-TV (ABC affiliate), New Beauty Magazine and The New York Times will be honored as winners of the 2014 Journalistic Achievement Awards during the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) annual Aesthetic Meeting being held April 24 - 29 in San Francisco, CA.
He said that the session was held as part of a series of journalistic courses organised by BNA and aiming to develop journalistic skills of new journalists.