CHAPTER 17

Careers in Broadcast Journalism

CONTENTS

Introduction

Media's Dominance in America

Employment Trends in Broadcast Journalism

Working Environment and Job Descriptions

Future Opportunities in Newsrooms

What You Will Need to Know to Land a Job

Summary

KEY WORDS

Assignment Editor

Director/Technical Director

Editor

Internship

News Director Producer

Reporter

Videographer

INTRODUCTION

As broadcast journalism has evolved over the past century, the technology to deliver the news has advanced in ways that were undreamt of in previous newsrooms. With the development of a 24-hour news cycle, internet websites that offer news nonstop, multiple televisions in each household, and cell phones that tweet, text, talk, and update the day's events, ...

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