What do Broadcast News Analysts do?

Analyze, interpret, and broadcast news received from various sources.

  • Analyze and interpret news and information received from various sources in order to be able to broadcast the information.
  • Write commentaries, columns, or scripts, using computers.
  • Examine news items of local, national, and international significance in order to determine topics to address, or obtain assignments from editorial staff members.
  • Coordinate and serve as an anchor on news broadcast programs.
  • Edit news material to ensure that it fits within available time or space.
  • Select material most pertinent to presentation, and organize this material into appropriate formats.
  • Gather information and develop perspectives about news subjects through research, interviews, observation, and experience.
  • Present news stories, and introduce in-depth videotaped segments or live transmissions from on-the-scene reporters.

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Necessary Skills

  • Speaking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Listening
  • Social Perceptiveness

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