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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    Dow retains modest intraday gain after redacted Mueller report released publicly

    Market Watch 18 Apr 2019
    ... reach a conclusion on whether Trump committed a crime, in part because of legal guidance that a sitting president cannot be indicted, the Wall Street Journal wrote....

    Hudson News CEO James Cohen to Buy National Enquirer for $100 Million (Report)

    The Wrap 18 Apr 2019
    The tabloid has been a longtime staple of American Media but has lately faced legal scrutiny and public relations headaches over its support for Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and reporting on Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who also owns the Washington Post....

     AJC Interview: Cory Booker calls for Kemp election probe, talks Southern strategy

    Atlanta Journal 18 Apr 2019
    Brian Kemp to launch an investigation into his election victory over Stacey Abrams last year, and told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution he would seek to codify the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion to halt the “heartbeat” bill that the Republican is set to sign into law.  ... Support real journalism. Support local journalism....

    Giuliani: Trump lawyers saw Mueller report Tuesday as they prepared rebuttal

    The Hill 18 Apr 2019
    "I read every page ... The New York Times reported Wednesday that Trump's legal team had early access to the report and discussed it with Justice Department officials. Giuliani told the Wall Street Journal that Trump's legal team received “no guidance on our counter-report" from the Justice Department ... This is wrong," he tweeted ... .......

    Sony to crack down on sexual content in video games

    The Hill 17 Apr 2019
    Electronics giant Sony plans to crack down on sexual content in PlayStation 4 video games, motivated in part by the rise of the #MeToo movement, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday ... The Journal reported that Sony had been growing uneasy that its reputation could be damaged because of sexually explicit content ... told the Journal....

    United States legalization of same-sex marriage linked to growing LGBT+ acceptance overall - study

    Cedar Rapids Gazette 17 Apr 2019
    Biases declined both in states that legalized gay marriage and in states that did not, said research by McGill University, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ... state to legalize same-sex marriage in 2004, followed by 34 others, before the U.S. Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal nationwide in 2015....

    Report: Sony Has New, Stricter Guidelines For Sexual Content in PS4 Games

    Kotaku 17 Apr 2019
    Sony has a new set of guidelines for regulating the sexually explicit content in the games sold on its platform, according to a new report by the Wall Street Journal ... The Wall Street Journal points to two main reasons for the new policy based on its conversations with unnamed Sony officials ... told the Wall Street Journal....

    Sony is reportedly changing its standards for sexual content in new PlayStation games in response to the #MeToo movement and livestreaming

    Business Insider 17 Apr 2019
    Sony officials tell the Wall Street Journal that the gaming giant updated its policy for approving new PlayStation games worldwide, in ... "Sony is concerned the company could become a target of legal and social action," a spokesperson for Sony in the United States told the Journal....

    Barr Has a History of Writing Summaries That Obscure The Truth

    Democratic Underground 17 Apr 2019
    Goodman quotes professor Jeanne Woods, who wrote in a 1996 Boston University law journal that “Barr’s congressional testimony attempted to gloss over the broad legal and policy changes that his written opinion advocated.” ... “Barr’s congressional testimony attempted to gloss over the broad legal and policy changes that his written opinion advocated.”....

    Judge: Bevin administration must release records of alleged harassment, pay CJ legal costs

    Courier Journal 17 Apr 2019
    The judge said the state must disclose the records of the allegations, as well as pay legal costs for the Courier Journal.      .   ... ....

    Pennington County state's attorney says he won't prosecute CBD oil cases

    Rapid City Journal 17 Apr 2019
    "CBDs themselves are not scheduled and not marijuana under our statutes," Mark Vargo, Pennington County state's attorney, told the Journal. Vargo said products such as purses or shirts made of hemp are also legal, but he doesn't know anyone who's questioned that ... Journal last week....

    JUST IN: Caution is best weapon against rising number of measles cases

    Atlanta Journal 17 Apr 2019
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... While many ultra-Orthodox leaders have come out in favor of measles vaccinations, some say that the mayor has gone too far in legally mandating them ... The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today....

    Spyware: Lockport schools' boondoggle

    Lockport Union-Sun 17 Apr 2019
    Now the district finds itself at the center of another giant problem — a $600,000 legal dispute over whether the company that sold us the system, SNTech, even actually owns it ... Now here come the legal bills at our students’ expense. When the Union-Sun & Journal filed a request ......