A journalist is a person who collects, writes or distributes news or other current information. A journalist's work is referred to as journalism. A journalist can work with general issues or specialize in certain issues. For example, a sports journalist covers news within the world of sports.
On "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart has frequently made a punchline out of his movie career. When movie stars come on the show, Stewart often happily mocks his own film credentials, the ones largely from his days before becoming a revered late-night host: "Half Baked," ''Big Daddy," etcetera. That may need to change. This fall, Stewart is releasing his directorial debut, "Rosewater," a film that he also wrote about an Iranian journalist for Newsweek who was imprisoned in Iran after reporting on the 2009 elections there.