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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    A troubling new study shows that legalizing marijuana is linked with an increase in problematic ...

    Business Insider 13 Nov 2019
    A new study found that problematic marijuana use increased by 25% among teens in states with legal pot shops ... The study, published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry , found a small increase in heavy, detrimental marijuana use among teens in states with legal marijuana shops....

    Cannabis Use Disorder is Rising in U.S. States Where Weed is Legal

    Newsweek 13 Nov 2019
    states where the drug has been legalized, including among children and teenagers, according to a study. The authors of the research published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry argued that while the policies have provided ......

    In condemning college paper, remember the pressure student journalists are under

    The Athens News 13 Nov 2019
    If you are going to climb through windows and fill an auditorium in protest of a controversial speaker, prepare for my legal pad to be out, my pen to be flying and my camera to be clicking ... But as journalism students and working student journalists, it sometimes feels like we are under a burning hot microscope....

    Supreme Court says relatives of Sandy Hook shooting victims can sue gunmaker

    CBS News 13 Nov 2019
    The Wall Street Journal's legal affairs reporter Brent Kendall joins CBSN's "Red and Blue" to discuss the Supreme Court's decision to not block a lawsuit filed by families of victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting against Remington Arms ... ....

    School Board begins search for 2020-21 superintendent

    Natchitoches Times 13 Nov 2019
    The only two mandated requirements are that the board advertise the position twice in the legal journal, The Natchitoches Times, and once in a larger nearby ......

    The Bureau mounts legal challenge for release of Russian interference report

    The Bureau of Investigative Journalism 13 Nov 2019
    The Bureau of Investigative Journalism has today launched legal action aimed at forcing the government to release a report into potential Russian interference in British politics ... duty – free of any kind of partisanship – that has driven our decision to launch this legal action.”....

    Agent: Iowa student would have been found without confession

    Auburnpub dot com 13 Nov 2019
    MONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) — Police believe the body of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts would have eventually been discovered, even if the suspect in her killing hadn’t led police there ... 20, 2018, should be suppressed because he had not been read his legal rights. × ... Become a member and help support journalism at a special rate ... ....

    Lawsuit: California festival didn't plan for active shooter

    Auburnpub dot com 13 Nov 2019
    Santino William Legan cut through a fence at the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival on July 28 and opened fire with a rifle, authorities said ... The Gilroy Garlic Festival Association said the lawsuit wasn't unexpected and that it would "respond through the appropriate legal channels.". × ... Become a member and help support journalism at a special rate ... ....

    Google-Ascension deal 'not a great reason' to reveal patient names: Expert

    Yahoo Daily News 13 Nov 2019
    REUTERS/Dado Ruvic ... In a blog post, the company moved to blunt criticism in the wake of a Wall Street Journal expose. Google Cloud’s Tariq Shaukat explained that it was able to get access to legally-protected patient data because it had signed an agreement with Ascension, the country’s second-largest health system ... ....

    Lawsuit could purge 234,000 names from Wisconsin voter rolls

    Auburnpub dot com 13 Nov 2019
    MADISON, Wis ... But Democratic Gov ... Staff said in the memo that since no voter would be removed until after the April 2021 election under its policy, there would be time to receive feedback from the Legislature about whether a legal change was necessary. ×. We can't do it without you. Become a member and help support journalism at a special rate ... ....

    Protections for 660,000 immigrants on line at Supreme Court

    Atlanta Journal 12 Nov 2019
    as children from deportation and allows them to work in the United States legally ... If the court agrees with the administration in the DACA case, Congress could put the program on surer legal footing ... Indeed, the high court case is not over whether DACA itself is legal, but instead the administration's approach to ending it. Support real journalism....

    Recent Kansas Editorials

    Fresno Bee 12 Nov 2019
    The Topeka Capital-Journal, Nov. 6 Kansas should join majority, legalize medical marijuana In June of 2018, 57% of Oklahoma voters cast a vote in favor of legalizing medical marijuana. A ... ....
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    In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo a woman walks below a Google sign on the campus in Mountain View, Calif.

    Google Reportedly Amassed Private Health Data on Millions of People Without Their Knowledge

    Gizmodo 12 Nov 2019
    The Journal said this amounts to data on millions of Americans spanning 21 states ... Beyond the alarming reality that a tech company can collect data about people without their knowledge for its own uses, the Journal noted it’s legal under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)....