Behind the news
As a TV journalist, I am responsible for reporting on the news to your viewers. My main focus is to research news events in order to compile presentable stories. This may include traveling to the scene of events and interviewing those involved, like bystanders or police officers. I may also conduct research in order to provide a more accurate and complete story.
When covering a scheduled event, you might spend time observing the occasion and then have the opportunity to complete interviews in a more controlled environment. I really like the interview to Joan Balaguer, an old photographer from Algaida who has been covering along his life the news about the village… today he is 96 years old. He is a testimony of the history.
Once you have the material gathered for a story, you’ll need to write your script, produce the piece and complete any necessary editing. In some cases, you’ll report from a scene while incorporating pre-recorded elements into your story; this may require a mixture of live reporting and previously edited material. Throughout all of your work as a TV journalist, you’ll work closely with producers, camera operators and technical crew members.