Green’s Dictionary of Slang

journo n.

[abbr. SE + -o sfx (3)]

(orig. Aus.) a journalist.

[Aus]Baker Aus. Lang. (2nd edn) 367: The Journos (a Sydney name for its Journalists’ Club).
Tharunka 8 Nov. 28/3: Enter Yoeman Bedell with the forces of Light to eject two illegitimate would-be journos from another place.
[Aus]B. Humphries Traveller’s Tool 18: Journos and fillum distributors who couldn’t distribute their own piss in a hurricane.
[UK]T. Blacker Fixx 132: Warbling in a recording studio, interviewed by a tame journo.
[Aus]J. Birmingham Tasmanian Babes Fiasco (1998) 126: Tony, the old journo [...] was a terrible boozer.
[UK]Guardian 14 Jan. 20: Mr Major did not want to be prodded into action by some outside journo asking awkward questions.
Aus. Transport News 8 Apr. [Internet] Respected journo Paul Barry will be following a cowboy truck driver.
[Aus]L. Redhead Thrill City [ebook] After moving to Melbourne [and] becoming a crime journo.
[SA]IOL News Western Cape) 9 May [Internet] SABC mourns journo’s death.
[UK]V. McDermid Out of Bounds (2017) 338: The journo had written a short pithy account.
[Aus]T. Spicer Good Girl Stripped Bare 64: I’m the only journo at the scene.