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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 scoop PW scoop SOUTH_AGENCY—GETTY IMAGES information (noun) Liz talked to people who were there to get the scoop. .

Reporters do research research PW research DOUGLAS SACHA—GETTY IMAGES the process of gathering facts (noun) Carlos did research before buying a new car. .

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Reporters read books and articles article PW ARTICLE JGI/JAMIE GRILL—GETTY IMAGES a piece of writing in a magazine or newspaper (noun) I wrote an article about football for the newspaper. . They watch the latest news. This research helps them know what questions to ask.

Reporters do interviews.

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Reporters talk to people. They ask questions. They listen carefully. Doing interviews helps a reporter uncover uncover PW uncover PEOPLEIMAGES—GETTY IMAGES to make known (verb) The detective uncovered a clue that helped him solve the mystery. a story.

Reporters write stories.

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After gathering the facts, reporters sit down to write. They add quotes from interviews to help tell the story.

Reporters check their work.

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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.

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