Career Details

Newspaper Reporter

Career Overview

Newspaper reporters research topics and write articles. The research often involves interviewing various individuals.


A four-year bachelor's degree in journalism, English, communications, or a related field is likely necessary to obtain this position.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$23,000 /yr
$39,000 /yr
$71,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Journalism
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Writing
  • Communication
  • Take as many college-prep courses as possible!
  • History
Future Outlook

Job opportunities are continuing to decline in number for newspaper reporters.

Jobs: Check Available Jobs!

Work Environment

Newspaper reporters may work for newspapers or online news sources,


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

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