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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    GUEST COLUMNIST: A legend gets his due

    The Sentinel Echo 17 Feb 2020
    Coming as a surprise to absolutely no one who has had the pleasure of working with Glasgow's own Ronnie Ellis, the former statehouse and Daily Times reporter is among the members of the 40th class of the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame ... of Kentucky Journalism Association in 1981....

    Georgia legislators return this week with budget cuts on their plate

    Atlanta Journal 17 Feb 2020
    An Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll last month showed support for the idea, with 57% backing it, about 37% opposed, and the rest either undecided or not wanting to answer ... The bill is a follow-up to last year’s measure that legalized the cultivation of hemp in Georgia. Support real journalism. Support local journalism....

    Women’s suffrage in Nevada detailed in Carson City lecture

    Nevada Appeal 17 Feb 2020
    Efforts to secure voting rights for Nevada women began as early as 1869 – just five years after statehood – but it wouldn’t be until 1914 that male voters passed the state’s women’s suffrage amendment ... Joanne L ... The lecture starts at 6.30 p.m. on Feb ... This past summer, her article on Suffrage in Nevada appeared in the journal Western Legal History ... ....

    TV best bets with series finale of ‘Criminal Minds’ and “Fresh Off the Boat,” return ...

    Atlanta Journal 16 Feb 2020
    Sunday AMC (fifth season debut) — Now doing business as Saul Goodman, Jimmy unveils an unorthodox strategy for client development that tests Kim's tolerance of his new legal persona. Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today ... Thank you for supporting real journalism....

    Recreational marijuana remains out of reach for New Mexico

    The Journal 15 Feb 2020
    FARMINGTON — Colorado might have led the way in legalizing recreational marijuana, but not every state in the Four Corners shares its support of the green leaf ... The majority of New Mexicans are in support of legalization, according to a 2020 poll by the Albuquerque Journal....

    Father says Sioux City school officials not responsive to sexual abuse of 4-year-old child

    News-Press Now 15 Feb 2020
    "As the matter involves two young juveniles, I am unable to release any more detail than that, but will say that no adults are suspected of committing any acts of abuse in this incident," McClure said in a statement to the Journal ... He shared with the Journal copies of interviews ......

    EDITORIAL: Sheriff looks petty for excluding press from his State of Metro speech

    Las Vegas Review-Journal 15 Feb 2020
    Last session, the Review-Journal was part of a large coalition of media and civic groups that successfully supported a bill strengthening Nevada’s public records laws ... Far too often, getting records out of Metro often requires legal action....

    EDITORIAL: Sheriff’s lack of openness won’t build public trust

    Las Vegas Review-Journal 15 Feb 2020
    Last session, the Review-Journal was part of a large coalition of media and civic groups that successfully supported a bill strengthening Nevada’s public records laws — a bill Metro opposed ... Far too often, getting records out of Metro requires legal action....

    Activists keep abortion statute in public eye

    Albuquerque Journal 15 Feb 2020
    ADVERTISEMENTSkip ................................................................ Roe v ... But the Supreme Court plans to take up a high-stakes abortion case next month, which could change the legal landscape and prompt a new skirmish at the Roundhouse ... “I feel it’s important to keep it safe and keep it legal,” she told the Journal ... ....

    BE LOSSES ALERT: Bernstein Liebhard Announces Its Investigation of Bloom Energy Corporation and Encourages Investors ...

    The Marshall News Messenger 14 Feb 2020
    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 ... LEGAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES....

    Carver, Gardner patch up differences over data privacy for remote notary transactions

    Colorado Politics 14 Feb 2020
    Bob Gardner and Rep. Terri Carver ... For example, Gardner noted a Wall Street Journal report from Feb. 7 that said the Trump administration is buying commercial data that it can't get legally without a court order to "map the movements of millions of cellphones in America" and tied to the administration's efforts on immigration and border enforcement....

    The gospel according to Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett's right-hand man: lower your expectations

    Canada Dot Com 14 Feb 2020
    ... man at the sprawling investment conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway, but on Wednesday, the 96-year-old was conducting annual shareholder business on behalf of California legal news provider the Daily Journal, of which he is the chairman....

    Stars and Stripes and the First Amendment

    Columbia Journalism Review 14 Feb 2020
    The Bay Journal grew out of the Clean Water Act, which included provisions to keep the public informed about efforts to clean up the Bay ... The Bay Journal, for its part, has been left alone by the EPA since its legal fight, and continues to do what any independent newspaper should—scrutinize the government. On the Journal’s radar right now....