Journalist vs Commentator - What's the difference?

journalist | commentator |


As nouns the difference between journalist and commentator

is that journalist is journalist while commentator is a person who comments; especially someone who is paid to give his/her opinions in the media about current affairs, sports, etc.

journalist

Noun

(en noun)
  • (originally) The keeper of a personal journal, who writes in it regularly.
  • One whose occupation or is journalism, originally only writing in the printed press.
  • A reporter, who professionally does living reporting on news and current events.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-10, volume=408, issue=8848, magazine=(The Economist), author=Lexington
  • , title= Keeping the mighty honest , passage=British journalists shun complete respectability, feeling a duty to be ready to savage the mighty, or rummage through their bins. Elsewhere in Europe, government contracts and subsidies ensure that press barons will only defy the mighty so far.}}

    commentator

    English

    Alternative forms

    * commentatour (archaic)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person who comments; especially someone who is paid to give his/her opinions in the media about current affairs, sports, etc.
  • Derived terms

    * (l)