Collects and analyzes facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation or observation. Reports and writes stories for a newspaper, website, news magazine, radio, or television.
This career is part of the Arts, Audio-Video Technology and Communications cluster Journalism and Broadcasting pathway.
A person in this career:
- Receives assignments or evaluates leads or tips to develop story ideas.
- Researches a story's background information to provide complete and accurate information.
- Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about a story.
- Establishes and maintains relationships with individuals who are credible sources of information.
- Reports news stories for publication or broadcast, describing the background and details of events.
- Gathers information about events through research, interviews, experience, or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social, or other functions.
- Revises work to meet editorial approval or to fit time or space requirements.
- Reviews and evaluates notes taken about news events to isolate pertinent facts and details.
- Investigates breaking news developments, such as disasters, crimes, or human-interest stories.
- Reviews written, audio, or video copy and corrects errors in content, grammar, or punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines.
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