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 Epoch Times 08 Mar 2021
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    Rio Rancho Observer 07 Mar 2021
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    Floyd's cause of death, ex-cop's force will be keys at trial

    The Berkshire Eagle 07 Mar 2021
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    Vail Daily 07 Mar 2021
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    Advocates warn restrictive voting bills could end Georgia's record turnout

    The Hill 07 Mar 2021
    Larry Walker, a sponsor of a few of the voting bills in Georgia, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution last month that "the purpose of this proposal is not to make it hard to cast a legal ballot, but to make it harder to cast an illegal ballot."....

    Ravnsborg's lawyer criticizes Gov. Noem for releasing information in AG's criminal case

    Rapid City Journal 06 Mar 2021
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    Vegas parties, celebrities and boozy lunches: How legal titan Tom Girardi seduced the State Bar

    The Los Angeles Times 06 Mar 2021
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    Attorney calls Kish lawsuit 'frivolous,' hearing set

    The Norman Transcript 06 Mar 2021
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    Cinemania: True crime stories on the small screen pack a wallop

    Ellensburg Daily Record 06 Mar 2021
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    ‘He had a passion for fighting against injustice that was incomparable.’ Founder of Legal Services of N.J. dies at 76.

    NJ dot com 05 Mar 2021
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    EDITORIAL: Woosh! Clark County flushes taxpayer money

    Las Vegas Review-Journal 05 Mar 2021
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    The Record 05 Mar 2021
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    The Oneida Daily Dispatch 05 Mar 2021
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