A Reporter is One who collects and analyzes facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation, or observation.
Depending on his job function he may be called: Anchor, News Reporter, General Assignment Reporter, Television News Anchor (TV News Anchor), Television News Reporter, Television Reporter (TV Reporter), Staff Writer, Sports Writer, News Director.
This Occupation May Require: Degree in Journalism; Professional Certification, Training.
Tasks, Duties, Responsibilities
- Reports news stories for publication or broadcast, describing the background and details of events.
- Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about a story.
- Reviews copy and corrects errors in content, grammar, and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines.
- Reviews and evaluates notes taken about event aspects in order to isolate pertinent facts and details.
- Determines a story’s emphasis, length, and format, and organizes material accordingly.
- Researches and analyzes background information related to stories in order to be able to provide complete and accurate information.
- Gathers information about events through research, interviews, experience, or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social, or other functions.
- Investigates breaking news developments, such as disasters, crimes, or human-interest stories.
- Researches and reports on specialized fields such as medicine, science and technology, politics, foreign affairs, sports, arts, consumer affairs, business, religion, crime, or education.
- Receives assignments or evaluates leads or tips to develop story ideas.
Tools: Digital camcorders or video cameras, Facsimile machines, Microphones, Mobile phones, Satellite core equipment
Technology: Analytical or scientific software, Data base user interface and query software, Map creation software, Spreadsheet software, Web page creation and editing software