Journalists research, verify and write news stories for newspapers, magazines, television and other broadcast media. They cover political, economic, cultural, social and sport events. Journalists must conform to ethical codes such as freedom of speech and right of reply, press law and editorial standards in order to bring objective information.

Alternative label

  • business journalist

  • political journalist

  • news writer

  • investigative journalist

  • science journalist

  • reporter

  • crime journalist

  • financial journalist

  • commentator

  • web editor

  • sports journalist

  • correspondent

  • news anchor

Regulatory aspect

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