Tuesday, July 29, 2008
What’s it like to be a….News Reporter?
What does a normal day look like? Is it consistent throughout the year? If youíve had this position for a while, how have things changed?
I go to work at 7:00 a.m, write stories, conduct interviews (over the phone in the morning), help with designing pages (i.e. organizing stories on page using inDesign, write headlines and place photos), and proof printouts before 10:45 a.m. deadline. Then plan for future stories, and interviews in the afternoon and cover meetings at night. So basically writing in the morning and reporting in the afternoon.
But itís not very consistent because if a story comes up, I have to write it not matter when it is. So if a story comes up before Iím planning on going home, I have to stay.
With more experience has come more responsibility. Started with a county beat and then had a city beat added; started with 20 stories a month and now average 30.