What does reporter mean?

Definitions for reporter
rɪˈpɔr tər, -ˈpoʊr-re·porter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reporter, newsman, newspersonnoun

    a person who investigates and reports or edits news stories


  1. reporternoun

    Agent noun of report; someone or something that reports.

  2. reporternoun

    A journalist who investigates, edits and reports news stories for newspapers, radio and television.

  3. reporternoun

    A person who records and issues official reports of judicial or legislative proceedings.

  4. reporternoun

    A case reporter; a bound volume of printed legal opinions from a particular jurisdiction.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Reporternoun

    Relater; one that gives an account.

    Etymology: from report.

    There she appear’d; or my reporter devis’d well for her. William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra.

    Rumours were raised of great discord among the nobility; for this cause the lords assembled, gave order to apprehend the reporters of these surmises. John Hayward.

    If I had known a thing they concealed, I should never be the reporter of it. Alexander Pope.


  1. reporter

    A journalist is an individual that collects/gathers information in form of text, audio, or pictures, processes them into a news-worthy form, and disseminates it to the public. The act or process mainly done by the journalist is called journalism.


  1. reporter

    A reporter is a person who researches, writes, and presents information through various media outlets such as newspapers, magazines, television, radio, and online platforms. They often conduct interviews, investigate stories, and provide news updates to the public. Reporters are responsible for informing the public about local, national, or global events in an honest and unbiased manner. They may work in a variety of fields including business, politics, sports, or entertainment.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reporternoun

    one who reports

  2. Reporternoun

    an officer or person who makes authorized statements of law proceedings and decisions, or of legislative debates

  3. Reporternoun

    one who reports speeches, the proceedings of public meetings, news, etc., for the newspapers

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reporter' in Nouns Frequency: #1905

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reporter in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reporter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of reporter in a Sentence

  1. Danielle McLean:

    You're not changing the integrity of the story in any way. You're not changing any of the facts, if anything, you're bringing more transparency to those old stories because if somebody looked those up and wanted to reach out to the reporter, they wouldn't be able to find that reporter because that reporter wouldn't exist anymore.

  2. David Carr:

    I was taught when I was a young reporter that it's news when we say it is. I think that's still true -- it's news when 'we' say it is. It's just who 'we' is has changed. Members of the public, people with modems, people with cell phones are now producers, editors. They can push and push and push on a story until it ends up being acknowledged by everyone.

  3. Martha Steffens:

    No one’s ever really won by threatening a reporter, attack back with facts, not with a personal vendetta, because a CEO is changing the story by attacking the reporter. He’s making it personal and taking the focus off of the company.

  4. Tina Calder:

    I met Lyra many years ago as a young, determined and ambitious budding reporter, her tenacity, determination, ambition and empathy made her an amazing young reporter and investigative writer... For years she tirelessly pursued the truth.

  5. John Demers:

    We have to have an evidentiary basis to say, when you act, would-be-reporter, you're actually acting at the direction of your government and you don't have an independent journalistic ethos that we think of when we look at a reporter, in fact, not labeling you as a foreign agent is misleading because you're presenting yourself to the American people as somebody who's independent and thinking your own thoughts but you're not, you're getting your thoughts from a foreign government.

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