Broadcast Journalism

Madison Frantz

Average Salary

$30,000-$45,000 per year

Duties

  • Generate ideas to feature on the news that would interest the public
  • Conducts interviews and research
  • Travel to the scenes of news events
  • Report in both live and recorded situations
  • Writing scripts, headlines, and reports

Helpful Skills

  • Good verbal and written communication
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to conduct thourough research on a topic
  • Strong public speaking skills

The Pyschology in Journalism

Many broadcasts journalists are told to travel to different events which can have a strong pyschological effect on them. Some travel to war zones, areas of natural disaster, and other events containing community issues. Witnessing tragic events can have a huge effect on a person and though a journalist is taught not to get caught up in their emotions when covering a story, it can cause pyschological damage.