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Investigate events and people to tell the public what's going on.

What does a Journalist do?

As a journalist you work as an editor, writer, or reporter for a news or media outlet of some sort, whether it’s TV, radio, print, or the web. Working as a journalist you cull information on a daily basis, reviewing records and exploring facts for the truth and the latest updates. Then you inform and educate through your careful interviews.

Depending on which mediums you work in, a journalist’s daily tasks may range from reviewing a book (which can be done on your own time, in the comfort of your own home) to hard-core on-site journalism from someplace like a war zone (with dangerous surroundings and tight deadlines).

Though each medium calls for a particular kind of journalism, no matter where you work, you must maintain a point of view while also being objective. You’re often under a great deal of time pressure, so the ability to stay calm and level-headed whether you’re interviewing a celebrity who’s fresh out of rehab, or in the middle of the aforementioned war zone, is a great asset for your reporting.

Whatever form of journalism you decide to take on, you’re an informant to the public first and foremost. You should take pride in your work and the power of your position.

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