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Types of Resources to Locate Journalism Information

 

Books You can find a good selection of Journalism books in our collection. A book can provide detailed background and in-depth historical information about any given topic.
Reference Books This covers encyclopedias, atlases, and other resources that are referred to for specific information. Go to these for definitions, shorter explanations, quick historical and biographical sketches.
Articles Articles from journals, magazines, and major newspapers are the primary source for new developments and recent scientific studies in the field of Journalism. ACC databases can help connect you to these articles.
Web Sites The internet can provide a wealth of information, especially from government sources and professional organizations.

 

Getting Started

Welcome to the Journalism guide!  This guide has been designed and created to help you locate information on Journalism.  Use the tabs across the top of the page to navigate through the different sections of this guide.

Journalism Apps

Apps (little software applications) allow you to customize your tablet to do the things you like to do. Some of the apps listed are free, while others are fee-based. Additionally, some apps are initially free, and then require in-app purchases if more features and functionality are desired. Listed, you will find some app recommendations we have come up with through trial, error, and our own experiences.

ACC Library Services does not endorse any fee-based apps nor it is liable for reimbursement of any apps paid for by patrons. Please refer to the Tablet Circulation Policy for further details.

Pocket App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Pocket-Save articles, videos, or links you want to read or watch later. (iOS)

Instapaper App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Instapaper-Save and store articles for reading: offline and on-the-go. Includes mobile-optimized text view and text-to-speech. (iOS)

Feedly App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Feedly-Organize publications, blogs, YouTube channels, and more in one place. (iOS/Android

Ustream App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Ustream-Watch live and recent videos, discover upcoming events, broadcast live to viewers, chat with your live audience, and more. (iOS

Instagram App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Instagram-Share photos and videos with other users. Edit photos and videos with free, custom-designed filters; improve photos with ten advanced tools, find people to follow, and more. (iOS/Android)

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Careers


Summary of Career Info for Reporters, Correspondents, and Broadcast News Analysts from the Occupational Outlook Handbook:

Quick Facts: Reporters, Correspondents, and Broadcast News Analysts
2015 Median Pay $37,720 per year
$18.13 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Bachelor's degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2014 54,400
Job Outlook, 2014-24 -9% (Decline)
Employment Change, 2014-24 -4,800

What Reporters, Correspondents, and Broadcast News Analysts Do

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.

Work Environment

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.

How to Become a Reporter, Correspondent, or Broadcast News Analyst

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.

Pay

The median annual wage for reporters, correspondents, and broadcast news analysts was $37,720 in May 2015.

Job Outlook

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.

State & Area Data

Explore resources for employment and wages by state and area for reporters, correspondents, and broadcast news analysts.

Similar Occupations

Compare the job duties, education, job growth, and pay of reporters, correspondents, and broadcast news analysts with similar occupations.

More Information, Including Links to O*NET

Learn more about reporters, correspondents, and broadcast news analysts by visiting additional resources, including O*NET, a source on key characteristics of workers and occupations.

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