A broadcast journalist investigates and informs the public about news and events happening internationally, nationally and locally. They can also be known as newsreaders, newscaster, anchorman or anchorwoman. They present news either on TV, radio or the internet.
The reports broadcasted shapes people’s perception of the issue and influence the viewers in one way or the other. Therefore reporting on facts in an accurate way is very paramount in this role.
- Excellent communication and people’s skill
- Good listening and questioning skills
- Good writing and research skills
A Typical Day:
A typical day for a Broadcast Journalist might include
- Pitching ideas to editors and commissioners
- Selecting materials present and editing news materials
- Researching and collecting evidence and information to support an intended story.
There are usually 3 entry routes into broadcast journalism.
- A degree or postgraduate course in broadcast journalism
- Entry into a training scheme with a TV or radio broadcast.
- Start as a newspaper journalist and then move into radio or television.