Journalists and Reporters 


Journalists and reporters research, investigate, interpret, and communicate news and public affairs through newspapers, television, radio, and other media.


Aptitude: • Enthusiasm, • Stamina, • Determination, • Perseverance, • Excellent Oral Or Written Skills, • Inter-Personal Skills.

Work: Journalists and reporters perform some or all of the following duties: , Collect local, national and international news through interviews, investigation and observation; Write news stories for publication and broadcast; Receive, analyze and verify news and other copy for accuracy; Arrange for and conduct interviews as part of research and for radio and television programs; Research and report on developments in specialized fields such as medicine, science and technology; Prepare regular feature columns and stories on specialized topics; Write editorials and commentaries on topics of current interest to stimulate public interest and express the views of a publication or broadcasting station; Write critical reviews of literary, musical and other artistic works based on knowledge, judgement and experience. , Journalists and reporters may specialize in print, broadcast or Webcast media, in particular issues such as political affairs or entertainment news, or in a particular geographic area.

Title Examples: Researcher, Writer

Useful Secondary School subjects: Journalism, English (Communication), Social Studies, A second language

Degrees associated with this career: Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor, Master

Requirements: A university degree or college diploma in journalism is usually required. , Experienced reporters and journalists may advance to editorial positions (print media) or become producers (broadcast media). , Many recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree, and almost 3 in 20 have a graduate degree.

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