what makes a good news reporter?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I think the following qualities are among the ones that can make a successful news reporter:

    1-Paying attention to even the smallest details (the things often overlooked by most people)

    2-Being a good listener

    3-Being totally unbiased and free from any stereotypes, prejudices, etc

    4-Being open-minded and self-confident

    5-Good writing style and strong reasoning

    6-Revising one's work before it is submitted to the editor

    7-Constantly trying to improve one's own style by reading other reporters' writings and by being open and welcoming to criticism

    8-Making sure that the data, statistics, and references you are using are correct (reliable), up-to-date, and adapted from varied sources

    9-Expressing different viewpoints (including your own ones and other people's ones too) before reaching or presenting your final conclusion

    10-And finally: avoiding spelling and grammar mistakes, avoiding repeating the same arguments again and again, avoiding too weak writing style, etc

    I hope these points help. I do adopt them and they proved well in my career progress so far.

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  • 1 decade ago

    According to cable news networks being a massive douchebag goes a long way.

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  • 4 years ago

    a good reporter is one who pays attention to details, goes to assignments on time and has good writing skills

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  • 1 decade ago

    Someone personable, outgoing, adventurous, def. decent looking, and you have to be a qick thinker and able to put a speech together at a seconds notice, since news happens fast.

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  • 1 decade ago

    on TV: have a good research team and accurate info., looking good and being articulate

    in newspaper: good research team, accurate info and know how to write for the target audience of the newspaper. use complicated words that are easy to understand

    others: good research and accurate info.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    This topic is worth everyone's attention

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  • 4 years ago

    This is a very interesting question

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  • 1 decade ago

    this.

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