51113 – Journalists



51113 – Journalists
Journalists research, investigate, interpret and communicate news and public affairs through newspapers, television, radio and other media. They are employed by radio and television networks and stations, newspapers and magazines. Journalists may also work on a freelance basis.


Index of titles
Art critic
Book critic
Book reviewer
Broadcast journalist
Culinary journalist
Drama critic
Entertainment columnist
Fashion columnist
Feature reporter
Field reporter
Film critic
Financial reporter
Foreign affairs reporter
Foreign correspondent
Foreign news correspondent
Game critic
Headline writer
Investigative reporter
Law reporter
Literary critic
Movie critic
Multimedia information trader
Music critic
Music reviewer
Network reporter
News analyst
News analyst - broadcasting
News anchor
News commentator
News commentator - broadcasting
News correspondent
News reporter
News writer - international broadcasting
Newscast correspondent
Newspaper correspondent
Newspaper critic
Newspaper editorial writer
Newspaper reporter
Newspaper writer
On-line chronicler
On-line columnist
Political analyst - radio or television
Political columnist
Political reporter
Press reporter
Program researcher - radio or television
Radio commentator
Radio researcher
Society columnist
Society journalist
Society reporter
Sports columnist
Sports reporter
Sports writer - journalism
Staff writer - newspaper
Stock market reporter
Television news anchorperson
Television researcher
Theatre critic
Video journalist
Web critic


Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Collect local, national and international news through interviews, investigation and observation
Write news stories for publication and broadcast
Receive, analyze and verify news and other copy for accuracy
Arrange for and conduct interviews as part of research and for radio and television programs
Research and report on developments in specialized fields such as medicine, science and technology
Prepare regular feature columns and stories on specialized topics
Write editorials and commentaries on topics of current interest to stimulate public interest and express the views of a publication or broadcasting station
Write critical reviews of literary, musical and other artistic works based on knowledge, judgement and experience.


Employment requirements
A university degree or college diploma in journalism or a related field such as communications is usually required.


Additional information
Experienced reporters may advance to editorial positions (print media) or become producers (broadcast media).
Journalists may specialize in print, broadcast or Webcast media, in particular issues such as political affairs or entertainment news, or in a particular geographic area.


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