Reporters, Broadcast News Analysts

Report news for newspapers, magazines, websites, tv, radio.

What Reporters, Correspondents, and Broadcast News Analysts Do

Reporters, correspondents, and broadcast news analysts inform the public about news and events happening internationally, nationally, and locally. They report news for newspapers, magazines, websites, television, and radio. The work is fast paced, with constant demands to meet deadlines and to be the first reporter to publish a news story on a subject. Reporters and correspondents spend a lot of time in the field, interviewing and investigating stories.

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  • Requires a Bachelor's degree
  • They travel to be on location for events or to meet contacts and file stories remotely
  • Most reporters, correspondents, and broadcast news analysts work full time.
  • The work of journalists is often fast paced, with constant demands to meet deadlines and be the first reporter to publish a news story on a subject
  • When news is breaking, reporters may need to work long hours or change their work schedule to follow the story.
  • News can happen any time of the day, journalists may need to work nights and weekends.
  • 2010 Median Pay= $36,000 per year $17.31 per hour