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Contact?a?working?journalist.?It?doesn?t?matter?where?or?in?which?arena?they?work?(newspaper,?TV,?radio,?cable,
blogging),?so?long?as?they?regularly?create?content.?Editors,?producers,?and?news?photographers?count,?too.
Plumb?your?own?circle?of?friends,?classmates,?and?family?for?possibilities.?Maybe?you?ve?met?a?journalist,?or
been?interviewed?by?a?journalist,?in?your?travels.
Arrange?to?shadow?the?journalist?for?part?of?a?day.?Think?of?yourself?as?an?anthropologist?who?s?exploring?the
craft.?Observe?carefully?what?s?going?on???check?out?the?interactions?that?the?journalist?has?with?editors,?sources,
officials,?each?other,?and?citizens.?Take?notes.?Start?the?process?by?getting?some?background?information?on?your
journalist???where?they?went?to?college,?their?major,?and?most?important,?why?they?decided?the?craft?of
journalism?was?for?them.
Some?questions?to?answer:?What?pressures?does?the?journalist?face??What?obstacles?get?in?the?way?of?covering
the?news??Does?the?reporter?seem?to?make?compromises?as?he?or?she?labors?to?complete?their?stories??How?does
his?or?her?personality?and?background?seem?to?affect?their?work??Is?Twitter?really?becoming?an?important?part?of
the?newsgathering?process?
Write?a?1,000?word?(or?so)?feature?story?about?the?journalists.?Focus?on?giving?the?reader?a?clear,?fully?developed
sense?of?the?reality?of?what?it?s?like?to?work?as?a?reporter.

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Contact?a?working?journalist.?It?doesn?t?matter?where?or?in?which?arena?they?work?(newspaper,?TV,?radio,?cable,
blogging),?so?long?as?they?regularly?create?content.?Editors,?producers,?and?news?photographers?count,?too.
Plumb?your?own?circle?of?friends,?classmates,?and?family?for?possibilities.?Maybe?you?ve?met?a?journalist,?or
been?interviewed?by?a?journalist,?in?your?travels.
Arrange?to?shadow?the?journalist?for?part?of?a?day.?Think?of?yourself?as?an?anthropologist?who?s?exploring?the
craft.?Observe?carefully?what?s?going?on???check?out?the?interactions?that?the?journalist?has?with?editors,?sources,
officials,?each?other,?and?citizens.?Take?notes.?Start?the?process?by?getting?some?background?information?on?your
journalist???where?they?went?to?college,?their?major,?and?most?important,?why?they?decided?the?craft?of
journalism?was?for?them.
Some?questions?to?answer:?What?pressures?does?the?journalist?face??What?obstacles?get?in?the?way?of?covering
the?news??Does?the?reporter?seem?to?make?compromises?as?he?or?she?labors?to?complete?their?stories??How?does
his?or?her?personality?and?background?seem?to?affect?their?work??Is?Twitter?really?becoming?an?important?part?of
the?newsgathering?process?
Write?a?1,000?word?(or?so)?feature?story?about?the?journalists.?Focus?on?giving?the?reader?a?clear,?fully?developed
sense?of?the?reality?of?what?it?s?like?to?work?as?a?reporter.

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