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What does a Journalist do?

Journalists write and edit news reports, commentaries, feature articles and blogs for newspapers, magazines, radio, television and websites, including online publications. The job duties of a journalist include gathering news and information by interviewing people and attending events, undertake research to provide background information for articles or write articles that comment on or interpret news events, some of which may put forward a point of view on behalf of the publication.

Journalists may work in related fields, including advertising, marketing an public relations.

How to become a Journalist?

To become a journalist, you would require to complete a degree in journalism or in a related field with a major in journalism, followed by a one-year graduate cadetship involving on-the-job training. Alternatively, you could become a journalist by completing a three-year cadetship, during which you receive instruction and gain experience in practical journalism under the supervision of senior journalists.

Average Salary**

**Source: payscale.com

Career Outlook

Entry-Level
Cadet, Routine Event Reporter
Mid-Career
Journalist, Print Journalist, Technical Writer
Experienced
Copywriter, Associate Editor, Leader Writer

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