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Journalists and Reporters  (NOC 5123)

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Career Description
Journalists and reporters research, investigate, interpret, and communicate news and public affairs through newspapers, television, radio, and other media.

Duties May Include
Journalists and reporters perform some or all of the following duties:

Collect local, national and international news through interviews, investigation and observation;

Write news stories for publication and broadcast;

Receive, analyze and verify news and other copy for accuracy;

Arrange for and conduct interviews as part of research and for radio and television programs;
Research and report on developments in specialized fields such as medicine, science and technology;

Prepare regular feature columns and stories on specialized topics;

Write editorials and commentaries on topics of current interest to stimulate public interest and express the views of a publication or broadcasting station;

Write critical reviews of literary, musical and other artistic works based on knowledge, judgement and experience.

Journalists and reporters may specialize in print, broadcast or Webcast media, in particular issues such as political affairs or entertainment news, or in a particular geographic area.

Examples of Titles

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code found next to the name of the career is a 4-digit code that classifies occupations by different skill types and skill levels.

The information on careers is adapted from Canadian Occupational Projection System, a project by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, which uses annual data to analyze trends in labour.

Canadian Occupational Projection System, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2011.
JobFutures, Labour Force Survey, 2006.
National Occupational Classification, Human Resources Skills and Development Canada, 2006.
Working in Canada, Labour Force Survey, 2009.

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