jour·nal·is·tic adjective \ˌjər-nə-ˈlis-tik\
Definition of JOURNALISTIC
: of, relating to, or characteristic of journalism or journalists <journalistic principles>
jour·nal·ism noun \ˈjər-nə-ˌli-zəm\
: the activity or job of collecting, writing, and editing news stories for newspapers, magazines, television, or radio (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/journalistic).
The media through which journalism is conducted vary diversely to include content published via newspapers and magazines (print), television and radio (broadcast), and their digital versions published through digital media — news websites and applications.
In modern society, the news media is the chief purveyor of information and opinion about public affairs. Journalism, however, is not always confined to the news media or to news itself, as journalistic communication may find its way into broader forms of expression, including literature and cinema. In some nations, the news media is still controlled by government intervention, and is not fully an independent body.
 Harcup 2009, p. 3.
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 "10 Most Censored Countries," Committee to Protect Journalists, 2 May 2012, page retrieved 23 May 2013.