As a record of our daily lives a journal allows us to keep track of our spiritual progress. In dreams it signifies a tool that we might need in order to understand and monitor our own way of taking in knowledge.
A journalist symbolizes the recorder and observing part of our higher self which witnesses how we maintain our spiritual integrity.
Psychological / emotional perspective: An actual journal in which we record our dreams keeps track of our ‘inner’ life – what is going on in the unconscious while we live in the real world. When this image occurs in a dream it is time we paid more attention to this hidden side of ourselves.
The journalist in this context makes judgements as to how much of this can be shared with others.
Material aspects: In ordinary mundane terms a journal or any type of manual keeps track of the progress of a particular task or project.
To be writing in such a book suggests that we may need to monitor what we are doing more carefully.
A journalist or newspaper reporter in such a dream suggests that care needs to be taken in putting across the right information and ensuring that detail is not lost.
Gives gender - specific: In both men’s and women’s dreams a journal suggests a private part of the psyche and perhaps the need for privacy.
The gender of the journalist will suggest a more emotional approach if the figure is female and a more logical approach if male.