Copies of The Chicago Defender roll off the press in 1944. Photo: Getty Images
Copies of The Chicago Defender roll off the press in 1944. Photo: Getty Images
Lisa Lim
Opinion

Opinion

Language Matters by Lisa Lim

World Press Freedom Day: what are the origins of the words ‘press’, ‘journalist’ and ‘media’?

  • The word ‘press’ entered English parlance via French and has been used to mean journalists collectively since 1868
  • From the 17th century, a journal became a daily record of events or matters kept for private or official use

Copies of The Chicago Defender roll off the press in 1944. Photo: Getty Images
Copies of The Chicago Defender roll off the press in 1944. Photo: Getty Images
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