The French term "le nouvelliste" roughly translates to "the journalist" or "the short story writer" in English, according to Online-Translator.com. Online-Traslator.com defines the term "journalist" as belonging to the category of "person" and press". "Short-story writer" belongs to the category of "person" and "literature".
Dictionary.com defines a journalist as a person in the profession of journalism. Journalism is defined as the professional occupation of reporting, writing, editing, photographing or broadcasting news or as the occupation of working in a news organization. The term "journalism" actually originated from the French term "journalisme" and came into wide use around 1825-35.
Dictionary.com defines a short story as a piece of prose fiction that is typically under 10,000 words.