Occupational Employment Statistics
27-3023 News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists
Narrate or write news stories, reviews, or commentary for print, broadcast, or other communications media such as newspapers, magazines, radio, or television. May collect and analyze information through interview, investigation, or observation.
- Research a story's background information to provide complete and accurate information.
- Receive assignments or evaluate leads or tips to develop story ideas.
- Review and evaluate notes taken about news events to isolate pertinent facts and details.
- Communicate with readers, viewers, advertisers, or the general public via mail, email, or telephone.
- Analyze and interpret news and information received from various sources to broadcast the information.
- Arrange interviews with people who can provide information about a story.
- Discuss issues with editors to establish priorities or positions.
- Select material most pertinent to presentation, and organize this material into appropriate formats.
- Write commentaries, columns, or scripts, using computers.
- Examine news items of local, national, and international significance to determine topics to address, or obtain assignments from editorial staff members.