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Arts, Communication, Media and Design

News Analyst, Reporter, and Journalist

News Never Sleeps

Narrate or write news stories, reviews, or commentary for print, broadcast, or other communications media such as newspapers, magazines, radio, or television. May collect and analyze information through interview, investigation, or observation.

Contact Info

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45 Armstrong Center

550 E. Spring St.

Oxford, OH 45056


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Related Job Titles

Anchor, News Anchor, News Reporter, Radio News Anchor, Radio Talk Show Host, Reporter, Staff Writer, Television News Anchor (TV News Anchor), Television News Reporter, Television Reporter (TV Reporter)

Facts and Stats

Your career outlook is looking good – just like these stats.

O*NET Code: 27-3023.00

O*NET Summary
  • $48k Median wages (annual)


  • 4,900 Projected job openings


What you Need to Know

  • Communications and Media — Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
  • Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  • Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

Related Programs

Top Technology Requirements Included in Job Postings

  • Analytical or scientific software — IBM SPSS Statistics; Nielsen Arianna; Nielsen Marketbreaks; Statistical analysis software
  • Data base user interface and query software — FileMaker Pro; Microsoft Access; Microsoft SQL Server; Statistics databases
  • Desktop publishing software — Adobe Systems Adobe InDesign; Microsoft Publisher; Quark Xpress
  • Video creation and editing software — Adobe Systems Adobe AfterEffects; Apple Final Cut Pro; Video editing software; YouTube
  • Web page creation and editing software — Facebook; Social media sites; Social media software

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