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Encyclopedia > Reporting

A reporter is a type of journalist who researches and presents information in certain types of mass media.


Reporting is usually distinguished from similar work, such as writing in general, by news judgment (determining newsworthiness) and journalism values (such as objectivity).


Reporters get their information in a variety of ways, including tips, press releases, and witnessing an event. They perform research through interviews, public records and other sources. The information-gathering part of the job is sometimes called "reporting" as distinct from the production part of the job, such as writing articles.


Most reporters are assigned an area to focus on, called a "beat". They are encouraged to "cultivate sources" so they won't miss news.


Reporters usually have a college degree. The degree is often in journalism, but that is not required. When hiring reporters, editors give much weight to the reporter's previous work, (such as newspaper "clips") even when written for a student newspaper or as part of an internship.


One common misconception is that newspaper reporters write the headlines for their articles, but those are written by copy editors.


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The Reporter - Home (602 words)
Looking back 50 years to when the Monticello Dam was constructed at the mouth of the Berryessa Valley, then-County Administrator Dave Balmer credits one aspect that allowed the project to take place.
"There was opposition to it, and thank goodness we didn't need an environmental impact report," Balmer said from his Fairfield home.
While traveling to his 600-acre ranch in Berryessa Valley in the late 1940's, Harold Moskowite often had to lay planks across Putah Creek in order to cross it.
Reporter (344 words)
Reporter provides standard and customizable reports that let IT staff easily demonstrate that service level objectives have been successfully met.
Once they configure the reports, no additional operator intervention is required; the reports are automatically generated and regularly distributed through the web.
Reporter uses data collected from other HP OpenView agents and consoles and is therefore fully integrated into the HP OpenView portfolio.
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