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Requirements Degree A bachelors degree is essential for aspiring reporters. Graduate degrees give students a great advantage over those entering the field with lesser degrees. Most editors prefer applications with degrees in journalism because their studies include liberal arts courses as well as professional training in journalism. The great majority of journalism graduates hired today by newspapers and magazines have majored specifically in news-editorial journalism.
SchoolsAdmission Requirements and Tuition Fees Jacksonville State University Admission Requirements: *Unconditional AdmissionACT 20 and above SAT 950 and above *Conditional AdmissionACT 17 - 19 SAT 830 - 940 Undergraduate Tuition for traditional hours *In-State Traditional Hours $265.00 per hour. *Out-of-state Traditional Hours $530.00 Per hour
Troy University Tuition For each Undergraduate Credit Hour $ 249.00 per Hour. Admission Requirements : minimum 2.0 GPA; "C" average and scores achieved on the American College Testing Program minimum composite of 20 on the ACT, or the SAT minimum composite of 950
Tuition Tuition $10,725.00 Self Help Fee 5.00 Endowment Fee 15.00 Technology Fee 125.00 Matriculation Fee 471.50 Globalization Fee 100.00 Total Cost $11,441.50 Howard University Requirements: Minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale on 15 hours which shall include one English and one college-level Mathematics course. SAT score of 1000 or ACT composite score of 20
Starting Out Those hired by television stations usually start out as production assistants, researchers, or reporters and are given a chance to move into announcing if they show a “aptitude for “on-air” work. A beginners chance of landing an on-air job is remote. The best chances for an on-air job for inexperienced announcers may be a substitute for a familiar announcer at a small radio station or on a late night shift at a larger station. In radio, newcomers usually start out taping interviews and operating equipment.
Qualifications Announcers must have a pleasant and well-controlled voice, good timing, excellent pronunciation, and correct grammar. Television need a neat, pleasing appearance as well. Knowledge of theater, sports, business, music, politics, and other subjects likely to be covered in broadcasts improves one’s chances for success. Announcers should be capable of using computers, editing equipment, and other broadcast-related devices.
Working Conditions Reporters often within tight schedules, which can be physically and mentally stressful. Their jobs generally require a five- day, 35-40 hour week, but overtime and irregular schedules are very common. Reporters employed by morning papers start work in the late afternoon and finish around, while those on afternoon or evening papers start early in the morning and work until early of midafternoon. Travel is often required in this occupation, and some assignments may be dangerous, such as covering wars, political upspring, fires, floods, and other events of a volatile nature.
Earnings Salaries in broadcasting vary widely, but generally are relatively low, except for announcers who work for larger stations In major markets or for networks. Earnings are higher in television than in radio and higher in commercial broadcasting than in public broadcasting. Salaries are also related to experience, kind of employer for which the reporter works, and geographical location.
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