Reporters keep people informed. They gather facts. They write news stories. They help us understand what is going on in the world. Here is how reporters do their job.
Reporters do research.
Reporters read the latest news. That helps them know what questions to ask.
Reporters do interviews.
Reporters talk to people. They ask questions to uncover a story.
Reporters write stories.
After gathering the facts, reporters sit down to write. They add quotes from their interviews to the story. They work with an editor to make sure the story is well-written.
Reporters check their work.
Reporters tell the truth. They check their work to make sure they have all the facts right. If they have made a mistake, they fix it.
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Reporters have tools to use on the job. A reporter might use a pen and a notebook to take notes. A voice recorder can capture a conversation.