Journalist vs Editor - What's the difference?

journalist | editor |

As nouns the difference between journalist and editor

is that journalist is journalist while editor is a person who edits or makes changes to documents.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(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.}}



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    (en noun)
  • A person who edits or makes changes to documents.
  • A copy editor.
  • A person who edited a specific document.
  • * John Johnson wrote this term paper and the editor was Joan Johnson.
  • A person at a newspaper or similar institution who edits stories and decides which ones to publish.
  • * John is the city editor at the ''Daily Times''.
  • A machine used for editing (cutting and splicing) movie film
  • (computer software) A program for creating]] and [[make, making changes to files, especially text files.
  • * The TPU EVE editor''' is an excellent, extensible, programmable '''editor .
  • (television, cinematography) Someone who manipulates video footage and assembles it into the correct order etc for broadcast; a picture editor.
  • Derived terms

    * copy editor * flatbed editor * editorial * editorializing * * editor-in-chief * edit


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