|Quick Facts: Reporters, Correspondents, and Broadcast News Analysts|
|$38,870 per year
$18.69 per hour
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, correspondents, and broadcast news analysts 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 along with an internship or work experience from a college radio or television station or a newspaper.
The median annual wage for broadcast news analysts was $56,680 in May 2016.
The median annual wage for reporters and correspondents was $37,820 in May 2016.
Employment of reporters, correspondents, and broadcast news analysts is projected to decline 9 percent from 2014 to 2024. Declining advertising revenue in radio, newspapers, and television will negatively impact the employment growth for these occupations.
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