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fourth estate

n.
Journalists considered as a group; the public press.

fourth estate

n
(Journalism & Publishing) (sometimes capitals) journalists or their profession; the press. See estate4

fourth′ estate′


n.
(often caps.) the journalistic profession or its members; the press.
[1830–40]

Fourth Estate

 the complete body of journalists; the profession of journalism—Slang Dictionary, 1874.
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Noun1.fourth estate - the press, including journalists, newspaper writers, photographersfourth estate - the press, including journalists, newspaper writers, photographers
estate of the realm, the three estates, estate - a major social class or order of persons regarded collectively as part of the body politic of the country (especially in the United Kingdom) and formerly possessing distinct political rights

fourth estate

noun
Journalists and journalism in general:
medium (used in plural media), press.
British: Fleet Street.
References in classic literature ?
He is a sort of fourth estate, outside of Church and State and People.
HM the King thanked the minister and all the press community for the good initiative, hailing the long-standing role of the fourth estate since early 1930s.
MANAMA: The Premier yesterday saluted generations of journalists and columnists "who toiled to promote the Fourth Estate in Bahrain and support national causes".
para]]WASHINGTON, May 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gwen Ifill, moderator and managing editor of "Washington Week" and co-anchor and managing editor of the "PBS NewsHour," has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the Fourth Estate Award, the National Press Club's most-honored prize.
In a perfect world, government would understand it has no legal or moral authority to interfere with the Fourth Estate, just as members of the Fourth Estate would understand their role as the fiercely independent conscience of a society, not a union of sycophants to advance the agenda of this or that party in power.
Hoover's FBI and the Fourth Estate isn't a recap of Hoover politics and history, but represents the author's research into new evidence about the purpose, nature and approach of the propaganda used by Hoover to intimidate America's media into exaggerating FBI actions: as such, it's a probe of the institution's criminal activities and a powerful survey of the degradation of civil liberties of its times.
Since 1787, journalism has been referred to as the fourth estate.
Fourth Estate is likely to be a warm order in the Fixed Brush Handicap Hurdle, given he has won all four starts under rules and looks leniently handicapped.
POLITICIANS have to recognise good, ethical journalists are the Fourth Estate.
Among specific topics are the Fourth Estate in an era of digitally mediated democracy, anticipation of profit in the web market, a south-north online collaboration between professional writing students in Tunisia and the US, and teaching effective technology use in technical and professional communication programs based in colleges of the humanities.
BURLEY CROSS POSTBOX THEFT, by Nicola Barker, Fourth Estate, pounds 18.
Burns, a former radio journalist and now an associate professor of media studies at Quinnipiac University, argues in her book First Ladies and the Fourth Estate that press coverage of Carter, Nixon, and other presidential spouses put them in a difficult position.