News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

-11.2% (decline)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree


What News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists Do

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.

Other Job Titles News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists May Have

Anchor, News Anchor, News Reporter, Radio News Anchor, Radio Talk Show Host, Reporter, Staff Writer, Television News Anchor (TV News Anchor), Television News Reporter, Television Reporter (TV Reporter)

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

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On a day-to-day basis, I am a journalist. As an activist, I am dedicated to humanizing the struggle of immigrants in the U.S., undocumented immigrants in particular. I see it as my journalistic duty to report the facts about immigration.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Write commentaries, columns, or scripts, using computers.
  • Coordinate and serve as an anchor on news broadcast programs.
  • Examine news items of local, national, and international significance to determine topics to address, or obtain assignments from editorial staff members.
  • Analyze and interpret news and information received from various sources to broadcast the information.
  • Receive assignments or evaluate leads or tips to develop story ideas.

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