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Definition of "reporter" []

  • A writer, investigator, or presenter of news stories. (noun)
  • Law A person who is authorized to write and issue official accounts of judicial or legislative proceedings. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "reporter" in a sentence
  • "When a young man secures a position as reporter for a newspaper he begins as a _cub reporter_ and is usually said to be on the _staff_ of his paper."
  • "The term reporter is the noblest word in the language, not this term 'correspondent'."
  • "However while CNET suggests that the shield law may be inappliacable where a reporter is accused of a crime, Wired suggests that even where a reporter is accused, a subpoena must be issued instead of a search warrant, giving the journalist an opportunity to ask the court to protect confidential aspects of communications."