Characteristics of Good Reporters

Regardless of the news subject, news value or format and technology that delivers the information, someone must gather the facts and organize them to tell the story.

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Clear Writing Say it Simply

The task of the radio or television writer is to tell complicated stories using the simplest possible words, sentences and paragraphs.

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Accuracy and the Tools of Our Profession

Telling the truth is our job as reporters, but it’s much more complicated than it might seem.

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Why be a Journalist?

We ask our fellow citizens to entrust us with a valuable role in society— providers of an objective and clear rendering of the news.

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Why is News Important?

Many have tried, but no one has really succeeded in defining news.

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Live Shots

Broadcasters are increasingly called upon to use their professional voice and presentation skills in live telecasts.

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News Judgement and Reporting

 As you move out into the journalistic world, you will hear it said of some reporters, producers and editors that they have "good news judgment." But what is that?

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