A broadcast journalist generally researches and presents stories. While they appear as presenters and reporters on air, they also fulfill responsibilities behind the scenes such as providing content for bulletins and scripts. The topics they tackle range from politics to human interest stories.
A broadcast journalist will typically undertake the following tasks:
Generate ideas for stories
Gather information for news stories through personal contacts or resources from the internet
Determine angles to approach a particular story
Contact and communicate with people for stories
Verify sources for news stories
Present news stories live
Provide write-ups for filming material
Provide appropriate images or sound for a broadcast session
A broadcast journalist is expected to have:
Fluent communication skills
Effective interpersonal skills
Strong presentation skills
Impersonal objectivity, and
The ability to work under tight deadlines.
Many journalists kick off their careers with a diploma or bachelor’s degree in journalism, broadcasting and film or mass communication. In the midst of pursuing their degree, they also work on building their portfolio.
Diploma in Broadcasting and Film, IACT College1984Duration:
2.5 years |
Full Time )