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REPORTER, LAW & COURTS: Chances Of Success In Any Career Are Greater If You Can Write Clearly

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Emily loves her job as a reporter on the law and the court system. She majored in communications but advises: take advantage of the opportunity to study whatever you want in college. Then do something practical later.

Degree: Communication and Media Studies
Job Title: Reporter, Law & Courts

Job Summary: Reporters and Correspondents

Job Description

Reporters, correspondents, and broadcast news analysts inform the public about news and events happening internationally, nationally, and locally. They report the news for newspapers, magazines, blogs, websites, television, and radio. Reporters and correspondents tend to earn significantly lower salaries than broadcast news analysts. Employers generally require workers to have experience from internships or from working on school newspapers.

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There's some on the job training but most comes from experience in internships or school papers.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$20,000 - $145,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
-10 to -4 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours, Flexible
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Travel, Remote, Outdoor, Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Strength/stamina, People skills, Public speaking ability

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m='13030'>or your</span> <span m='13180'>dad,</span> <span m='13660'>or</span> <span m='13680'>your</span> <span m='13850'>sister,</span> <span m='14150'>or your</span> <span m='14330'>brother,</span> <span m='14720'>or your</span> <span m='14790'>friend,</span> <span m='15840'>I</span> <span m='16149'>will</span> <span m='16379'>sometimes</span> <span m='16900'>go</span> <span m='17050'>to</span> <span m='17150'>court</span> <span m='17520'>and</span> <span m='17630'>write</span> <span m='17830'>about</span> <span m='18110'>those</span> <span m='18370'>cases.</span> <span m='19770'>And</span> <span m='21380'>sometimes</span> <span m='21870'>I</span> <span m='21930'>go</span> <span m='22120'>to</span> <span m='22170'>the</span> <span m='22330'>office,</span> <span m='22770'>and</span> <span m='22890'>sometimes</span> <span m='23530'>I'm</span> <span m='23750'>out</span> <span m='23970'>and</span> <span m='24080'>about.</span> <span m='24610'>And</span> <span m='24780'>I</span> <span m='24870'>love</span> <span m='25070'>my</span> <span m='25220'>job.</span> <span m='25540'>It's</span> <span m='25710'>a</span> <span m='25740'>great</span> <span m='25960'>job.</span> </p><p><span m='26750'>One</span> <span m='26900'>of</span> <span m='26950'>the</span> <span m='27010'>reasons</span> <span m='27300'>I</span> <span m='27360'>got</span> <span m='27570'>into</span> <span m='27800'>this</span> <span m='28030'>is</span> <span m='28190'>because</span> <span m='28430'>I</span> <span m='28500'>couldn't</span> <span m='28840'>decide</span> <span m='29160'>what</span> <span m='29320'>I</span> <span m='29390'>wanted</span> <span m='29720'>to</span> <span m='29830'>study.</span> <span m='30760'>So</span> <span m='31130'>reporting</span> <span m='31690'>meant</span> <span m='32020'>I</span> <span m='32119'>could</span> <span m='32350'>do</span> <span m='32479'>a</span> <span m='32549'>lot</span> <span m='32800'>of</span> <span m='32990'>different</span> <span m='33470'>things</span> <span m='33920'>and</span> <span m='34470'>write</span> <span m='34680'>about</span> <span m='34870'>a</span> <span m='34930'>lot</span> <span m='35100'>of</span> <span m='35140'>different</span> <span m='35420'>topics.</span> <span m='36000'>I</span> <span m='36800'>went</span> <span m='37080'>to</span> <span m='37190'>college.</span> <span m='37740'>I</span> <span m='37810'>studied</span> <span m='38330'>communications.</span> <span m='39820'>Although</span> <span m='40430'>I</span> <span m='40630'>encourage</span> <span m='41110'>you,</span> <span m='41260'>if you</span> <span m='41410'>go</span> <span m='41520'>to</span> <span m='41610'>college,</span> <span m='42060'>to</span> <span m='42110'>do</span> <span m='42230'>something</span> <span m='42570'>really</span> <span m='42860'>useless</span> <span m='43390'>likes</span> <span m='43660'>study</span> <span m='43910'>art</span> <span m='44680'>or</span> <span m='44860'>history,</span> <span m='46050'>because</span> <span m='46740'>there's</span> <span m='46970'>only</span> <span m='47370'>one</span> <span m='47610'>time</span> <span m='47890'>in</span> <span m='47950'>your</span> <span m='48030'>life,</span> <span m='48300'>usually,</span> <span m='48600'>to</span> <span m='48690'>do</span> <span m='48830'>that.</span> <span m='49620'>And</span> <span m='49830'>then</span> <span m='50330'>do</span> <span m='50450'>something</span> <span m='50840'>very</span> <span m='51090'>practical.</span> </p><p><span m='53590'>But</span> <span m='54090'>I</span> <span m='55150'>went</span> <span m='55370'>to</span> <span m='55460'>college.</span> <span m='56010'>And</span> <span m='56110'>then</span> <span m='56270'>I</span> <span m='56450'>got</span> <span m='56640'>a</span> <span m='56710'>job</span> <span m='57070'>with</span> <span m='57270'>a</span> <span m='58130'>trade</span> <span m='58700'>newspaper.</span> <span m='59540'>And</span> <span m='59720'>then</span> <span m='59910'>I</span> <span m='60190'>kept</span> <span m='60700'>working</span> <span m='61030'>my</span> <span m='61140'>way</span> <span m='61360'>up.</span> </p><p><span m='62600'>I think,</span> <span m='62860'>no</span> <span m='62960'>matter</span> <span m='63250'>what</span> <span m='63600'>profession</span> <span m='64269'>you</span> <span m='64440'>choose,</span> <span m='64890'>it's</span> <span m='65050'>really</span> <span m='65680'>important</span> <span m='66770'>to</span> <span m='66900'>be</span> <span m='67050'>able</span> <span m='67240'>to</span> <span m='67360'>write</span> <span m='67700'>clearly.</span> <span m='69680'>It</span> <span m='69760'>doesn't</span> <span m='70030'>matter</span> <span m='70350'>what</span> <span m='70540'>you</span> <span m='70670'>do,</span> <span m='71040'>if you're</span> <span m='72260'>an</span> <span m='72400'>engineer,</span> <span m='73160'>if</span> <span m='73250'>you</span> <span m='74160'>are</span> <span m='74290'>a</span> 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