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ERIC Number: EJ875429
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0199-4786
Making the News: Jobs in TV Journalism
Csorny, Lauren
Occupational Outlook Quarterly, v53 n1 p2-13 Spr 2009
What do TV news workers do each day? For many of them, contributing to daily news broadcasts has changed greatly over the years. This evolution will likely continue for years to come. And more changes to news production are expected, according to Tom Weir, an associate professor at the University of South Carolina's School of Journalism and Mass Communications. "The technology people will see in 5 years does not exist yet," he says, "at least not in a commercially viable form." Jobseekers whose diverse talents and training are adaptable to these developing technologies are likely to have the best prospects. This article describes the work of anchors in a section on news analysts, reporters, and correspondents. It also discusses some of the other workers on news broadcasts, including producers, camera operators, and film and video editors. Occupational descriptions cover the job duties, earnings, employment, qualifications, and training for people in these occupations. To weigh other considerations for would-be TV workers, the author presents sections about station size and the good and bad sides to the work. Finally, sources of additional information are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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