News Anchor: More than Just a Reporter!<br />Arienne A. Guiv<br />2/20/11<br />Block B<br />
Description<br />News Anchor/Newscaster/News Analysts examine, interpret and present news from the various news agencies, ...
The following are some overviews of what is involved in being a news anchor: <br /><ul><li> Working in the studio behind t...
 Being out in the public gathering the news and information
 Long hours on the job including late nights and early mornings to meet story deadlines
 Top anchors are famous personalities and earn top salaries, but this comes as a result of many years of experience gained...
Most individuals entering the job market are females, therefore the demand for male anchors is higher</li></li></ul><li>Ed...
Experience in school newspapers or broadcasting stations
 Internship with news organizations
Degrees in specialties such as economics, political science, or business are sometimes important </li></li></ul><li><ul><l...
The most important skills to learn are writing and communication
Courses in radio and television news and production
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  1. 1. News Anchor: More than Just a Reporter!<br />Arienne A. Guiv<br />2/20/11<br />Block B<br />
  2. 2. Description<br />News Anchor/Newscaster/News Analysts examine, interpret and present news from the various news agencies, local sources, and their own research and information gathering. These news stories can be from local, state, national or international events.<br />News Anchors’ main function is presentation of the news to the public in person through television and radio broadcasts, including different points of view and interpretations of the reported events.<br />
  3. 3. The following are some overviews of what is involved in being a news anchor: <br /><ul><li> Working in the studio behind the news desk as a presenter
  4. 4. Being out in the public gathering the news and information
  5. 5. Long hours on the job including late nights and early mornings to meet story deadlines
  6. 6. Top anchors are famous personalities and earn top salaries, but this comes as a result of many years of experience gained through volunteer and local news positions</li></li></ul><li><ul><li> News anchors have great communication skills, a good voice, andgreat on camera presence
  7. 7. Most individuals entering the job market are females, therefore the demand for male anchors is higher</li></li></ul><li>Education:<br /><ul><li> Bachelor’s degree in journalism or mass communications, but some other majors are acceptable (English or drama)
  8. 8. Experience in school newspapers or broadcasting stations
  9. 9. Internship with news organizations
  10. 10. Degrees in specialties such as economics, political science, or business are sometimes important </li></li></ul><li><ul><li>More than 1,500 institutions have programs in communications and journalism
  11. 11. The most important skills to learn are writing and communication
  12. 12. Courses in radio and television news and production
  13. 13. High school courses in English, journalism, and social studies are a good foundation for college programs
  14. 14. Practical experience through part time or summer jobs or through internships with news organizations are vital to future employment </li></li></ul><li><ul><li> Journalism scholarships, fellowships, and assistantships during college are helpful
  15. 15. Knowledge of news photography is valuable for entry-level positions </li></li></ul><li>Related Careers:<br /><ul><li> Sportscaster
  16. 16. Radio producer
  17. 17. Newspaper editor
  18. 18. Writer
  19. 19. Editor
  20. 20. Radio and television announcers
  21. 21. Photo editors
  22. 22. Photo journalists </li></li></ul><li>Salary: <br /><ul><li>Average annual earnings were $70,730 or about $34.00 an hour
  23. 23. The highest 10% earned more than $156,200</li></li></ul><li>Outlook and Growth Potential: <br /><ul><li> The outlook for news anchor positions is a decrease for the next ten years
  24. 24. The growth rate from 2008-2018 is predicted at -6.32% </li></li></ul><li>Comparison Chart<br />
  25. 25. Don’t bunt. Aim out of the ballpark.<br /> -David Ogilvy <br />

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