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A reporter gathers information, investigates news stories, conducts interviews, and tries to gather as many facts about a story. A reporter then present their findings to the public by newspapers, magazines, blogs, television and radio.
A reporter’s work place can vary from working in offices, in large rooms with other reporters or they can also be found on the scene of a report. Reporters can work in all types of media like, news television stations radio websites magazines newspapers
Reporters have to be good at writing clearly and effectively since they spend most of their time developing and writing news stories. Having good computer skills is necessary because reporters do a lot of research.
They should also possess good communication and interpersonal skills because reporters deal with people constantly. Reporters must have excellent memory, have the ability to meet constant deadlines, multitask. Being bilingual is a plus.
Most employers hire reporters with a bachelors degree in journalism or mass communications. While in high school it is a good idea to get involved in school activities and clubs relating to media and communications such as: Join Yearbook Join School Newspaper Join Media Tech Club Take Journalism & Writing Courses Get Published Internships with news organization is great experience and exposure to the field
There are many career opportunities in media and communications such as: Public Relations Publishing Marketing Advertising Editor Writer Interpreter Translator