Looked for noble journalist (6)
I believe the answer is:
Here is my best explanation:
'looked' is the definition.
(peering is a kind of looking)
'noble journalist' is the subsidiary indication.
'noble' becomes 'peer' (peer is a kind of noble).
'journalist' becomes 'ed' (short for editor).
'for' is the link.
(Other definitions for peered that I've seen before include "Looked searchingly" and "Looked closely".)