When it comes to the different types of media forms out there, there are a lot of different varieties to choose from. There’s TV, radio, newspaper, magazines and even the Internet. All of these are media outlets and all of these have hundreds of workers working behind the scenes to bring you the news and information that you need.
Here is a look at the various types of media workers out there and a little bit about what they do.
Reporters. Many media forms hire reporters to research all the news stories that they bring you. These reporters head to the scene of the action and get the scoop on the story that they want to bring you. There are reporters that work both in front of the screen and behind the scenes. Reporters can work for newspaper, TV and Internet forums.
Camera Crew. The camera crew is every bit as important as the reporters. Although they are not directly responsible for the type of news that you get, these people bring you the sights and sounds of whatever news piece is being shown. Camera crews can come in the form of still shots for newspapers and magazines as well as live action film for TV and Internet.
Writers. In some cases writers and reporters are the same. In the case of TV news there are actual writers who write up the news story for the newscasters to read off of. The research and information gathering is all done beforehand and fed through a prompter in the newsroom.
Newscasters. These are the people that serve as a sort of mouthpiece for the news. They read the various stories that are written and give you the facts and information directly. Rarely are newscasters responsible for the research of the stories or the type of stories that are put on the TV.