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    • Columnists
    • Commentators (Journalists)
    • Correspondents (Journalists)
    • News analysts
    • News writers
    • Newspersons
    • Newswriters
    • Pressmen (Journalists)
    • Reporters (Journalists)
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    • found: OED online, July 31, 2015:journalist (One who earns his living by editing or writing for a public journal or journals)
    • found: Merriam Webster online, Dec. 9, 2015:reporter (one who is employed (as by a newspaper or magazine) to gather and write news for publication; one who reports news events on a radio or television program: commentator; synonyms: correspondent, intelligencer, journalist, newshound, newsman, newsperson, pressman [British]) commentator (def. 1b: one who comments or makes a commentary: such as one who reports and discusses current events or daily news especially on radio or television usually with interpretation and analysis--called also news analyst)
    • found: LCSH, Dec. 9, 2015:(hdg.: Journalists; UFs Columnists; Commentators)
    • found: Dictionary of occupational titles, via WWW, Feb. 22, 2016(Newswriter (print. & pub.; radio-tv broad.) alternate titles: rewriter. Writes news stories for publication or broadcast from written or recorded notes supplied by reporting staff, using computer or typewriter: Reviews and evaluates written or recorded notes obtained from reporting staff to isolate pertinent facts and details. Verifies accuracy of questionable facts and obtains supplemental material and additional details from files, reference libraries, and interviews with knowledgeable sources. Organizes material and writes story conforming to specified length, style, and format requirements. May discuss story length and format with Editor, City(print. & pub.) or with Producer (radio-tv broad.) and Film or Videotape Editor (motion picture; radio-tv broad.). May write news stories in foreign language.
    • found: Dictionary of occupational titles, via WWW, Feb. 22, 2016(Reporter (print. & pub.; radio-tv broad.) alternate titles: newsperson. Collects and analyzes information about newsworthy events to write news stories for publication or broadcast: Receives assignment or evaluates news leads and news tips to develop story idea. Gathers and verifies factual information regarding story through interview, observation, and research. Organizes material, determines slant or emphasis, and writes story according to prescribed editorial style and format standards. May monitor police and fire department radio communications to obtain story leads. May take photographs or shoot video to illustrate stories. May edit, or assist in editing, videos for broadcast. May appear on television program when conducting taped or filmed interviews or narration. May give live reports from site of event or mobile broadcast unit. May transmit information to Newswriter (print. & pub.; radio-tv broad.) for story writing. May specialize in one type of reporting, such as sports, fires, accidents, political affairs, court trials, or police activities. May be assigned to outlying areas or foreign countries and be designated Correspondent (print. & pub.; radio-tv broad.) or Foreign Correspondent (print. & pub.; radio-tv broad.).)
    • found: Dictionary of occupational titles, via WWW, Feb. 22, 2016(Columnist/Commentator (print. & pub.; radio-tv broad.). Analyzes news and writes column or commentary, based on personal knowledge and experience with subject matter, for publication or broadcast: Gathers information and develops subject perspective through research, interview, experience, and attendance at functions, such as political conventions, news meetings, sports events, and social activities. Analyzes and interprets information to formulate and outline story idea. Selects material most pertinent to presentation, organizes material into acceptable media form and format, and writes column or commentary. Records commentary or presents commentary live when working in broadcast medium. May be required to develop material to fit media time or space requirements. May analyze current news items and be designated News Analyst (radio-tv broad.). May be designated according to medium worked in as Columnist (print. & pub.); Commentator (radio-tv broad.). May specialize in particular field, such as sports, fashion, society, or politics. May analyze topics chosen by publication or broadcast facility editorial board. May enter information into computer to prepare commentaries.)
    • found: ONET - Occupational Information Network, Feb. 22, 2016(Reporters and Correspondents. Collect and analyze facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation, or observation. Report and write stories for newspaper, news magazine, radio, or television. Exclude correspondents who broadcast news for radio and television.)
    • found: ONET - Occupational Information Network, Feb. 22, 2016(Columnists, Critics, and Commentators. Write commentaries or critical reviews based on analysis of news items or literary, musical, or artistic works and performances)
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    • 2015-07-31: new
    • 2016-06-14: revised
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