The People Who Find and/or Make Up the News

What They Do

Reporters gather information and tips through interviews for newsworthy stories.The information has to be verifiable.May appear on television when performing interviews.


Reporters need listening skills for interviews and writing skills for writing articles.Must be impartial (Although this is probably the least important thing a reporter has to be, which is why every news channel is extremely biased. Reporters also have to have good language skills.
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Most newspapers require a bachelor's degree in college in communications or journalism.

On the Job

Reporters may appear on T.V. to perform interviews, or be on the scene of an investigation, etc.Reporters write articles or convey information to editors.Reporters always have a deadline to get all the facts and make an article or news segment. Sometimes, this deadline is only a few minutes.