Reporters gather information and then write news stories. These stories can be in newspapers, magazines, or on websites. Sometimes reporters talk about their stories on television or on the radio.
• Write about events, like an accident, rally, or a community meeting.
• Research facts.
• T.V. and radio reporters give "live" reports from the scene.
• Must get their work done on time.
Where and When:
• Reporters work long hours, including nights and weekends.
• Most reporters work in offices, but they do travel.
What or Who They Work With:
• Use a computer and library to research facts for a story.
• Radio and TV reporters may use microphones, recorders, and even cameras.
• Reporters must work well with others in order to get information for their stories.
Education and Training:
• Bachelor's degree in journalism, media studies, or English is helpful.
• Reporters must write clearly and have good speaking skills.
• An internship while in high school or college may help.
• Knowing another language is necessary for some jobs.
Related School Subjects:
• Social Studies
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