correspondent

A correspondent is a reporter who writes or records stories on one topic or from one region. If you're hired as a radio station's financial correspondent, you'll need to do a lot of research on the economy.

A journalist might work as a TV station's Middle East correspondent or a newspaper's education correspondent. You can also call yourself a correspondent if you're a regular letter or email writer, corresponding, or communicating, with someone. As an adjective, though, correspondent means "matching or agreeing." The word is rooted in the Medieval Latin correspondere, "to answer together."

Primary Meanings of correspondent

1.
n
a journalist employed to provide news stories for newspapers or broadcast media
2.
adj
similar or equivalent in some respects though otherwise dissimilar
3.
n
someone who communicates by means of letters
Full Definitions of correspondent
1

n a journalist employed to provide news stories for newspapers or broadcast media

Synonyms:
newspaperman, newspaperwoman, newswriter, pressman
Types:
foreign correspondent
a journalist who sends news reports and commentary from a foreign country for publication or broadcast
war correspondent
a journalist who sends news reports and commentary from a combat zone or place of battle for publication or broadcast
Type of:
journalist
a writer for newspapers and magazines
2

adj similar or equivalent in some respects though otherwise dissimilar

Synonyms:
analogous
similar
marked by correspondence or resemblance
3

n someone who communicates by means of letters

Synonyms:
letter writer
Types:
pen pal, pen-friend
a person you come to know by frequent friendly correspondence
Type of:
communicator
a person who communicates with others

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