|Quick Facts: Reporters, Correspondents, and Broadcast News Analysts|
|2010 Median Pay||
$36,000 per year
$17.31 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Bachelor’s degree|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|Number of Jobs, 2010||58,500|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||-6% (Decline moderately)|
|Employment Change, 2010-20||-3,200|
Reporters, correspondents, and broadcast news analysts inform the public about news and events happening internationally, nationally, and locally. They report the news for newspapers, magazines, websites, television, and radio.
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.
Employers generally prefer workers who have a bachelor’s degree in journalism or communications and have experience from an internship or from working on a college newspaper.
The median annual wage of broadcast news analysts was $54,140 in May 2010. The median annual wage of reporters and correspondents was $34,530 in May 2010.
Employment of broadcast news analysts is expected to grow by 10 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Employment of reporters and correspondents is expected to decline moderately by 8 percent from 2010 to 2020. Declines are expected because of the consolidation of news organizations, a decrease in readership of newspapers, and a decline in viewership for many news television shows.
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