Career as a News Reporter: Journalist

Institute for Career Research

Career as a News Reporter: Journalist
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Career as a News Reporter: Journalist

Institute for Career Research

SOME OF THE MOST EXCITING CAREERS today can be found in the field of journalism. Journalism includes reporters, correspondents, television and radio broadcast analysts, photojournalists, editors, and online content writers. Reporters and other journalists gather information and write news stories that are read and viewed by the general public. Reporters may interview knowledgeable sources, examine documents, attend meetings, or go to the scene of newsworthy events to gather information. They then write articles for newspapers, magazines and newsletters. They also create broadcast reports for television stations, radio stations, and online media outlets. Editors (usually former reporters) work with journalists to help craft solid articles and reports. Would you make a good reporter? Certainly technical training is required, but personal trails are also important for success. Are you a clear, concise writer who enjoys the creative process? Do you like solving puzzles - the challenge of digging out the answers to important questions and public issues? Are you good with technology and open to learning new skills in a rapidly evolving industry? Do you have good organizational skills? Can you be objective, compiling a report that presents both sides of a story without reflecting your personal opinion? Do you communicate well in person - a requirement for interviewing other people, and then talking in front of a television camera? Are you persistent? If so, you may be well positioned to pursue a journalism career. This new Careers Ebook contains a wealth of unbiased information about an occupational field, based on the latest national surveys. Careers Ebooks cover attractive and unattractive sides, opportunities, education necessary, personal qualifications required, earnings, descriptions of different job specialties, first person accounts by those in the field, and how to get started; including practical advice on what to do now. There are live links to schools and colleges, associations, periodicals and other sources of reliable information.

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