A journal (through French from Latin diurnalis, daily) has several related meanings:

  • a daily record of events or business; a private journal is usually referred to as a diary
  • a newspaper or other periodical, in the literal sense of one published each day
  • many publications issued at stated intervals, such as academic journals (including scientific journals), or the record of the transactions of a society, are often called journals. In academic use, a journal refers to a serious, scholarly publication that is peer-reviewed. A non-scholarly magazine written for an educated audience about an industry or an area of professional activity is usually called a trade magazine.
  • The word "journalist", for one whose business is writing for the public press and nowadays also other media, has been in use since the end of the 17th century.

    Public journal

    A public journal is a record of day-by-day events in a parliament or congress. It is also called minutes or records.

    Business and accounting

    The term "journal" is also used in business:

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    The Readers' Forum: Sunday letters

    Winston-Salem Journal 08 Dec 2019
    I can’t believe how obvious is the bias of the Journal, along with the rest of the mainstream media ... If you’re going to carry water for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, you should just admit it up front and call your paper “The Democrat Journal.” ... A letter, “We should love everyone,” was published in the Journal on Nov....

    Impeachment hearing didn't go as Chairman Nadler planned

    The Hill 07 Dec 2019
    In the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy, ... Just like her testimony before the House providing legal justifications for impeachment, Karlan’s incorrect Duke Journal article was designed to package a smear of Republicans in the fancy dress of a respected academic....

    Iran frees Chinese-American scholar for US-held scientist

    The Post-Star 07 Dec 2019
    The swap, however, had clear limits. Crushing U.S ... Meanwhile, Western detainees from the U.S ... Wang's release had been rumored over recent days ... “See, we can make a deal together!” ... The United Nations' Working Group on Arbitrary Detention said “there was no legal basis for the arrest and detention.” ... Support local journalism with our BEST DEAL EVER! ... ....

    Judge upholds arbitration in Las Vegas newspaper battle

    Federal News Radio 06 Dec 2019
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge has upheld an arbitrator’s finding in an ongoing legal battle over one of the few remaining U.S ... Benjamin Lipman, Review-Journal legal counsel, focused on the stay that Williams put on the state case. Lipman denied Review-Journal owners want to eliminate the Sun ... The Review-Journal was one of few U.S....

    LPCN INVESTOR ALERT: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reminds Investors of the Deadline to File a Lead ...

    Daily Freeman 06 Dec 2019
    As a result of its success litigating hundreds of lawsuits and class actions, the Firm has been named to The National Law Journal's "Plaintiffs' Hot List" thirteen times and listed in The Legal 500 for ten consecutive years....

    LPCN INVESTOR ALERT: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reminds Investors of the Deadline to File a Lead Plaintiff Motion in a Securities Class Action Lawsuit Against Lipocine Inc.

    Pharmiweb 06 Dec 2019
    As a result of its success litigating hundreds of lawsuits and class actions, the Firm has been named to The National Law Journal's "Plaintiffs' Hot List" thirteen times and listed in The Legal 500 for ten consecutive years....

    Pelosi pushing to remove legal protections for online content from USMCA: report

    The Hill 05 Dec 2019
    Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump's legal team huddles with Senate Republicans On The Money ... FDA official grilled on vaping policy MORE (D-Calif.) is pushing to remove sweeping legal protections for online content from the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), according to a Wall Street Journal report Wednesday....

    Huawei files legal challenge to overturn FCC ban on its equipment

    Market Watch 05 Dec 2019
    filed a fresh legal challenge against the U.S., seeking to block a Federal Communications Commission decision last month that further ... Details of Huawei’s new legal challenge were first reported by The Wall Street Journal last week....

    Holiday hours for title, legal offices

    Wilmington News Journal 05 Dec 2019
    The post Holiday hours for title, legal offices appeared first on Wilmington News Journal....

    German farmers won’t appeal climate lawsuit defeat

    Rapid City Journal 05 Dec 2019
    Berlin’s administrative court, however, dismissed the plaintiff’s argument that a 2014 Cabinet decision to cut Germany's greenhouse gas emissions by 40% was legally binding, noting it’s since been replaced with new targets ... Support local journalism with our BEST DEAL EVER!....

    Judge affirms arbitrator’s decision favoring Sun in dispute with R-J

    Las Vegas Sun 05 Dec 2019
    A Clark County judge on Wednesday affirmed an arbitrator’s ruling that largely favored the Las Vegas Sun in the newspaper’s legal dispute with the Las Vegas Review-Journal ... Williams’ ruling is the latest development in a long-running legal battle between Nevada’s two largest newspapers....

    GOP congressman may have committed voter fraud with wrong address

    Democratic Underground 05 Dec 2019
    Steve Watkins (R-KS), a first-term lawmaker who has faced allegations of sexual predation and falsified credentials, may have committed voter fraud and perjury, according to an investigation by the Topeka Capital-Journal published on Tuesday. The outlet claimed that Watkins repeatedly listed his legal residence as a UPS store....

    Slovakia rejects bill requiring ultrasound before abortion

    The Oklahoman 05 Dec 2019
    They warned that if the legislation was adopted, Slovakia would be the only European Union country to impose such requirements on women in countries with legalized abortion....