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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a newspaper reporter
▪ She was fed up with being followed by newspaper reporters.
a television reporter/journalist
▪ Grant was interviewed by a BBC television journalist.
court reporter
cub reporter
▪ Where were the campaigning editors and investigative reporters?
▪ Time also has worked wonders, pruning many of the bad investigative reporters and retaining many of the good ones.
▪ As an investigative reporter, Mundy does a terrific job of untangling this complex snarl of interrelated cases.
▪ Improper behavior by individual political actors or by government agencies is exposed and widely communicated by investigative reporters.
▪ As for the business with the docks, if that wasn't a case of drug smuggling, Hill was no investigative reporter.
▪ Drosnin is an investigative newspaper reporter who once wrote a best seller about Howard Hughes.
▪ Who wants to become an investigative reporter? they were asked.
▪ He has refused to speak to Hundley and is making himself scarce at the Delta Center to local reporters.
▪ Eleven years later I worked with him as a local newspaper reporter when he was a club manager at Ayr United.
▪ The local reporters were recognized by flashing her intimate Tom Jeffers Brown smile.
▪ They could put the road-closure down to a burst water-main - enough to deter the local small-town reporters.
▪ A Pictorial by Mr Robert Woodhouse, reviewed last month by our local reporter.
▪ The only odd thing in Pittsburgh was that his audience consisted entirely of political reporters.
▪ As a former political reporter, I had little doubt that he was preparing to move to the Blue House.
▪ I first met him when he came to interview me as a young reporter.
▪ It was bound to be one of the young reporters.
▪ One young male reporter left in tears and said he would not cover such a case again.
▪ The young reporters had spoken to Wells soon after the murder.
▪ Eventually Johnny drew him to one side with a shock-haired young reporter who sported horn-rimmed glasses and a velvet bow-tie.
▪ First of all I want my young reporters to be able to observe.
▪ Their evidence has been published by court reporters.
▪ A summary of the federal and state court reporter system appears in Table 1. 1.
▪ Instead, a court reporter read testimony from the first three trials to the jury.
▪ He felt like a cub reporter.
▪ When he left school, he joined the Kansas City Star as a cub reporter in 1917.
▪ Some of them were approached by the Press and television news reporters.
▪ Many officials, leprologists, and news reporters came.
▪ He was without doubt the very worst kind of news reporter, taking a few bare facts and embroidering them into a story!
▪ Think of yourself as a news reporter.
▪ It was during my second year as a news reporter that I was assigned to the Police Court beat.
▪ The average news reporter working for the average television station in the United States makes about $ 25, 000 a year.
▪ Hoffman plays a washed-up news reporter who just happens to find himself in the museum when the action goes down.
▪ How much easier it would be if she were a newspaper reporter, like Tracey, she thought.
▪ Don McCormack, a former newspaper reporter and editor, publishes relocation and general information guides about Northern California counties.
▪ Best-selling thriller writer Ken Follett, a former newspaper reporter himself, put in £10,000.
▪ The professional golfer is not like the newspaper reporter who wishes he were a novelist.
▪ I had a special ticket, because I was a newspaper reporter.
▪ They were restored a few hours later, after some local television and newspaper reporters got on to the story.
▪ Unfortunately, the newspaper reporter did not press him on the point.
▪ Drosnin is an investigative newspaper reporter who once wrote a best seller about Howard Hughes.
▪ Although telephone lines to the city remain severed, a Sarajevo radio reporter said corpses littered the pavement next to the town hall.
▪ Even before I was a radio reporter, I had developed an inexplicable affection for pay phones.
▪ Such is the life of the radio reporter.
▪ Eventually, I did become a radio reporter.
▪ A television reporter was roughed up.
▪ After the case he was asked by a reporter if he would offer advice to other hitch-hikers.
▪ The association has prepared a flyer asking reporters not to exaggerate damage, asserting that not all coastal areas have been hit.
▪ Clinton addressed a range of topics during his 20-minute meeting with reporters.
▪ He recently met reporters in small groups to talk about any topic of their choosing.
▪ When you send a reporter to a festival, why don't you send one who knows a little about it?
▪ The Hearst organization alone sent thirty reporters, plus a contingent of photographers.
▪ We sent reporter Patsi Mackenzie to find out how the Gaelic's going down in the heart of Lanarkshire.
▪ Others sent only one reporter or only a photographer.
▪ She wished that the Advent had sent a more experienced reporter.
▪ The assignment editor will send a reporter and a crew to the scene.
▪ The theory among media honchos is that sending a reporter may cause families to change their minds.
▪ No, sending a reporter against the families' wishes only ensures that we will tick those families off.
▪ Marshall was freed, and detectives even spoke of arresting our reporters.
▪ I speak to the reporter who wrote the piece.
▪ They did not want to speak with reporters Sunday.
▪ Westphal, who is in Los Angeles, refused to speak with reporters.
▪ Most refuse to speak with reporters, standing in doorways to watch any strangers until they leave.
▪ He talked to our reporter Frazer Sheppard.
▪ After the little kids left, he talked boxing with reporters.
▪ He said that he had been charged with 10 counts of breaking police regulations by talking to reporters about police brutality.
▪ And as far as talking about Jimmy, it was like talking to a reporter.
▪ He's talking now to our reporter Gargy Patel.
▪ Meanwhile, all this time, I could see Lori, our paralegal, talking to reporters.
▪ McBride, who was present to hear the findings, refused to talk to reporters after the judgment had been handed down.
▪ Wilson, 26, is pumped as she stands talking to a reporter on the rooftop patio of a California hotel.
▪ During that time, aides told reporters that the prime minister was going about his normal duties.
▪ Imagine the University of California regents telling reporters they could not interview students or professors.
▪ They told reporters that they were protesting at a police attack on the demonstrators at the Guildhall.
▪ Neville, wrote the reporter, was the editor of the controversial Sydney paper Oz.
▪ During this period, he wrote to the reporter about his self-destructive tendencies, blaming these mostly on his father.
roving reporter
▪ "We've reached a critical stage in the negotiations," he told waiting reporters.
▪ A crowd of reporters were waiting outside the house all night.
▪ a crowd of reporters
▪ He used to work as a TV reporter in LA.
▪ She works as a junior reporter for the Today programme.
▪ She works as a junior reporter on a local paper.
▪ A watching reporter was not impressed.
▪ An Examiner reporter explored the store Monday and found dusty shelves, half-stocked produce stands and a dark interior.
▪ But Gazza told reporters afterwards he was just disappointed his team had lost.
▪ Eleven years later I worked with him as a local newspaper reporter when he was a club manager at Ayr United.
▪ Print reporters know their stories stand a better chance of making the front page.
▪ The hearing was to determine if the reporter, Jennifer Lenhart, should be forced to reveal her confidential sources.
▪ They cited internal government guidelines against talking to reporters without prior approval of agency public affairs officers.
▪ They told reporters that they were protesting at a police attack on the demonstrators at the Guildhall.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Reporter \Re*port"er\ (-[~e]r), n. One who reports. Specifically:

  1. An officer or person who makes authorized statements of law proceedings and decisions, or of legislative debates.

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

    Of our tales judge and reportour.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., reportour, "one who gives an account," agent noun from report (v.), or from Old French reporteur (Modern French rapporteur). In the newspaper sense, from 1798. French reporter in this sense is a 19c. borrowing from English.


n. 1 agent noun of report; someone or something that reports. 2 A journalist who investigates, edits and reports news stories for newspapers, radio and television. 3 A person who records and issues official reports of judicial or legislative proceedings. 4 (context legal English) A case reporter; a bound volume of printed legal opinions from a particular jurisdiction. 5 (cx biology English) A gene attached by a researcher to a regulatory sequence of another gene of interest, typically used as an indication of whether a certain gene has been taken up by or expressed in the cell or organism population.


n. a person who investigates and reports or edits news stories [syn: newsman, newsperson]

Reporter (album)

Reporter is the third album by New Zealand band, Goldenhorse released in 2007 under Siren Records.

Reporter (film)

Reporter is a 2009 documentary film about the work of New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Executive produced by Ben Affleck and directed by Eric Daniel Metzgar, the HBO movie captures life in the war-ravaged African country and specifically focuses on the challenges faced by international correspondents in covering the region's crises.

Reporter (disambiguation)

A reporter is a journalist.

It can also refer to:

  • Law report, a reference book of legal decisions
  • Reporter (Scotland), a public official in Scotland
  • Reporter (film), a 2009 documentary
  • Reporter gene, a type of gene
  • Reporter TV, a Malayalam-language news channel
  • Northrop F-15 Reporter, a reconnaissance aircraft
Reporter (magazine)

Reporter is a political magazine published in Slovenia. The magazine was first published in May 2008. The editors of the magazine are mostly former contributors of now-defunct Slovene magazine, Mag. Reporter is published on a weekly basis. The magazine has a rightist political stance and has an ideological connection with the right-wing Slovenian Democratic Party.

Reporter (Scotland)

In Scotland, reporter is the title given to various officials of the Scottish Government.

In the context of spatial planning, reporters perform the equivalent function of planning inspectors in England and Wales. The Chief Reporter is Lindsey Nicoll.

The Children's Reporter is responsible for child protection within Scotland.

Usage examples of "reporter".

An Associated Press reporter asked me to respond to the news that a letter containing anthrax had been delivered to the Washington office of my colleague, Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle.

How would you like to be the only reporter present when I turn myself in and the world finds out who killed Blane Gray?

The keen-eyed reporters for the daily papers were thrown off the scent, and when we returned to the city we took rooms at the Brandreth House, where Mrs.

Whenever I looked at him, I wanted to strangle him, so instead I looked around the courtroom, at the bailiff, the guards, at the bored reporters scattered in the otherwise empty seats, at the detectives sitting in the front row behind the prosecution table, Stone leaning back, arms stretched out, Breger hunched forward in weariness.

The reporters all wanted to know if the burglary was related to the malpractice suit.

A reporter asked who I was, but Marit waved the question off with casual disregard.

Buchan blithely misinformed reporters in the gymnasium of Crawford Middle School, which served as the press filing center.

But now the reviving nationalisms, the resuscitating social and commercial interests of the moribund old world system, were acutely aware of the immense significance of events at Basra, and there had gathered an assemblage of delegations, reporters, adventurers, friends and camp followers of every description, far exceeding the numbers of the actual Fellows.

Maintaining this balance between intimacy and disinterest is a challenge for a reporter at any time, but trying to do it in a place such as Beirut was unusually difficult because you were living amid one side in a multisided conflict, and that side, as well as all the others, was not above doing physical harm to anyone who was too critical of them or too understanding of their enemies.

A reporter made contact with her stepsister and learned that she had led a peripatetic life, with Colin often changing jobs.

It had been easier to send a photographer who could write stories than it had to send a photographer and a reporter, especially in the little one-seater Hitoris they were ordering now, which was how I got to be a photojournalism And since that had worked out so well, why send either?

And after the opening-bell South Carolina debate in early May, Kerry dispatched two media consultants, two pollsters and a passel of press aides to spin webs for reporters.

Still, the fact remains that Portia and her admirer said nothing that might not have been taken down by a shorthand reporter and printed in a manual for daily use in crowded drawing-rooms.

Reporters were out interviewing the protesters, feeding the hungry broadband predigested opinion and some visuals.

But she scripted the whole thing, allowing the reporters to read prescreened questions, to which Titus read prepared answers.