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Reporters, Correspondents, and Broadcast News Analysts

Reporters, Correspondents, and Broadcast News Analysts
Quick Facts : Reporters, Correspondents, and Broadcast News Analysts*
2010 Median Pay$36,000
Entry Level EducationBachelor's degree
Work Experience in Related OccupationNone
Number of Jobs, 201258,500
Job Outlook-6% (Decline moderately)
Employment Change-3,200


Reporters, correspondents, and broadcast news analysts inform the public about local, national, and world events. They work in all types of media sectors such as newspapers, magazines, television, websites and radio.

What Reporters, Correspondents, and Broadcast News Analysts Do

  • Research topics and stories that an editor or news director has assigned to them
  • Interview people who have information, analysis, or opinions relating to a story or article
  • Write articles for newspapers, blogs, and magazines and write scripts to be read on television or radio
  • Review articles to ensure their accuracy and their use of proper style and grammar
  • Develop relationships with experts and contacts who provide tips and leads on stories

Work Environment

Reporters and correspondents spend a lot of time in the field, conducting interviews and investigating stories. The work is often fast paced, with constant demands to meet deadlines and to be the first reporter to publish a news story on a subject.
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Job Outlook

Employment of reporters and correspondents is expected to moderately decrease by 8 percent from 2010 to 2020 because of the consolidation of news organizations, declining readership of newspapers as well as viewership for many news television shows.
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Pay

The median annual wage of broadcast news analysts was $54,140 in May 2010.
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Reporters, Correspondents, and Broadcast News Analysts*
Average Annual Salary, May 2010

Reporters, Correspondents, and Broadcast News Analysts

36000

Arts, Design, Sports & Media Occupations

46336.5217

All Jobs in the U.S.

52312.5223
Reporters, Correspondents, and Broadcast News Analysts*
Percent Change in Employment

Reporters, Correspondents, and Broadcast News Analysts

-5.47009

Arts, Design, Sports & Media Occupations

10.973478021530005

All Jobs in the U.S.

15.767561808929724

Becoming a Reporters, Correspondents, and Broadcast News Analysts

Employers generally prefer workers who have a bachelor's degree in journalism or communications coupled with experience from an internship or from working on a college publication.
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