It’s good to know what’s going on in the world and in your community. Reporters keep us informed. They gather the facts and write news stories. Here’s how a reporter gets the scoop .
Reporters do research .WESTEND61/GETTY IMAGES
Reporters read books and articles . They watch the latest news. This research helps them know what questions to ask.
Reporters do interviews.BRETT CARLSEN—GETTY IMAGES
Reporters talk to people. They ask questions. They listen carefully. Doing interviews helps a reporter uncover a story.
Reporters write stories.HILL STREET STUDIOS/GETTY IMAGES
After gathering the facts, reporters sit down to write. They add quotes from interviews to help tell the story.
Reporters check their work.REZA ESTAKHRIAN—GETTY IMAGES
Reporters tell the truth. They check their work to make sure they have gotten all the facts right. If they have made a mistake, they fix it.
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A reporter uses tools on the job. A notebook is good for jotting things down. A voice recorder is used to capture a conversation.