If you’re a news junkie -- or just someone with insatiable curiosity -- a media job may be your calling. But be ready to fly by the seat of your pants, because some days you’ll feel like you’re part of a three-ring circus.
News analysts, also called newscasters, interpret news from outside sources and broadcast it on radio or TV. Reporters gather the facts themselves, writing stories for print or broadcast. Correspondents serve a similar function, but are stationed in specific cities. Whatever your role, you’ll sweat bullets to gather the facts and deliver on deadline. But if you love the thrill of the chase and have strong communication skills, you may be made for this line of work.
News analysts, reporters, and correspondents gather information and prepare stories for broadcast (TV and radio), print (newspapers and magazines), and online media.
“Persistence pays in this business. Getting the story often means pestering someone, doing tons of research, or both.” Cathy, Newspaper Reporter
A news junkie who thrives on excitement. Covering the news is often hectic, even frantic. Being able to produce under pressure is also a must.
You’ll often need to become an overnight expert on the topic you’re covering. So get ready to think fast.