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  1. 1. Working In News
  2. 2. “Journalists should be people inwhom there is at least a flicker ofhope.” Sen. Paul Simon
  3. 3. Today’s Concepts Flickr: MonkeyC .Net
  4. 4. Types of Reporters Other Known Beats: • Pets • Computer Games • Gardening • Music • Religion • Technology • Travel • Wine, Beer • The Environmental • Senior Issues p. 26 & 31, Inside Reporting by Tim Harrower
  5. 5. “Digital First” and Issues Publishing to the Web
  6. 6. • Instead: – Online editors and Web producers are now part of the process earlier in the day. – Think “Web first”, instead of it being an afterthought • Wichita Eagle goes “digital first”
  7. 7. What’s It Take to Be a Reporter? • Journalism isn’t for everyone. • But for those with the talent and temperament, here are some rewards: – Every day is different. – The job feeds your curious, nosy nature. – There’s a chance you’ll make a difference in your community. – You will meet amazing people. – You’ll have access to major events, and a front row seat to history.

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