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Broadcast journalism involves researching, collating and reporting on news and affairs on television in an unbiased manner.

Skills needed

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Comfortable speaking in front of a camera to a wide audience, if you want to be an on-screen journalist
  • Keen interest in news and current affairs
  • Understanding of the workings of a newsroom
  • Ability to work under pressure with strict deadlines
  • Key analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to handle situations with sensitivity and diplomacy
  • Strong research skills

Duties include

  • Researching ideas for stories and features
  • Pitching ideas to editors and commissioners
  • Writing scripts
  • Reporting on stories on camera
  • Producing reports and features for on air
  • Sourcing interviewees and properly preparing them for recorded interviews

Useful links

Journalism Masterclasses

How to break into video journalism | Tips in 60 seconds

How to get into sports journalism | Tips in 60 seconds

How to break into entertainment journalism | Tips in 60 seconds

Nick Robinson discusses the challenges facing journalism at the Steve Hewlett Memorial Lecture

The future of TV journalism and fighting fake news

Is social media a threat to quality journalism?

Next generation of TV journalism

What is the future for honest journalism in an era of Fake News?