A journalist is an individual hired to collect and interpret facts about various events and news stories. This may involve conducting interviews and investigations, and using personal observation. Journalists are currently employed by a magazine or newspaper company, both national as well as local, but may also be hired for an online news site or other news supplier. Many journalists work directly under a boss and news editor who oversee the columns of the magazine, paper, or website, but some journalists may also work as freelancers and supply their work on an as-needed basis.
Review and edit copy.
Report and write stories for newspapers, magazines, radio, television, or the internet.
Collect and interpret facts about news events through interviews, investigations, and observation.
Work with news editor and reporters to generate new content.