Journalist

A television reporter holding a microphone.

A journalist is a person who works in journalism to report the news. They may work on their own ("freelance") or for a newspaper, a radio or television programme. There are different kinds of journalists.

A reporter is a type of journalist who researches, writes, and reports information. Newspaper reporters write news articles and stories for newspapers. They write these articles and stories by interviewing people, asking questions, and doing research.

Newspaper reporters must tell the truth when they write newspaper articles. Telling the truth is a very important part of all journalism jobs, including newspaper reporting, television news reporting, and radio news reporting. If people who work in journalism do not tell the truth in their articles or stories, they can be punished such as being suspended (do not work for a short time) or fired (losing their jobs).

However, frequently news reporting does show bias instead of objectivity.

Dangers

Journalists sometimes expose themselves to danger, especially when reporting in areas of armed conflict or in places that do not respect the freedom of the press. Organizations such as Reporters Without Borders publish reports on press freedom and advocate for press freedom. The Committee to Protect Journalists has reported that as of 1 December 2010, 145 journalists were imprisoned around the world for reporting the news. Current numbers are even higher. The ten countries with the most journalists currently imprisoned are Turkey (95),[1] China (34), Iran (34), Eritrea (17), Burma (13), Uzbekistan (six), Vietnam (five), Cuba (four), Ethiopia (four), and Sudan (three).[2]

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Joernalis
Alemannisch: Journalist
العربية: صحفي
asturianu: Periodista
azərbaycanca: Jurnalist
বাংলা: সাংবাদিক
беларуская: Журналіст
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Журналіст
български: Журналист
བོད་ཡིག: གསར་འགོད་པ།
bosanski: Novinar
català: Periodista
Чӑвашла: Журналист
čeština: Novinář
dansk: Journalist
Deutsch: Journalist
Ελληνικά: Δημοσιογράφος
English: Journalist
español: Periodista
Esperanto: Ĵurnalisto
euskara: Kazetari
français: Journaliste
furlan: Gjornalist
Gaeilge: Iriseoir
galego: Xornalista
한국어: 저널리스트
հայերեն: Լրագրող
हिन्दी: पत्रकार
hrvatski: Novinar
Bahasa Indonesia: Wartawan
italiano: Giornalista
עברית: עיתונאי
Basa Jawa: Wartawan
ಕನ್ನಡ: ಪತ್ರಕರ್ತ
ქართული: ჟურნალისტი
қазақша: Журналист
Kreyòl ayisyen: Jounalis
Кыргызча: Журналист
لۊری شومالی: روزنامه نیس
latviešu: Žurnālists
lietuvių: Žurnalistas
lumbaart: Giurnalista
македонски: Новинар
Malagasy: Mpanao gazety
Bahasa Melayu: Wartawan
Nederlands: Journalist
нохчийн: Журналист
norsk: Journalist
norsk nynorsk: Journalist
occitan: Jornalista
олык марий: Журналист
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਪੱਤਰਕਾਰ
پنجابی: صحافی
پښتو: خبريال
ភាសាខ្មែរ: អ្នកសារពត័មាន
polski: Dziennikarz
português: Jornalista
română: Jurnalist
русиньскый: Новинарь
русский: Журналист
Scots: Jurnalist
shqip: Gazetari
sicilianu: Jurnalista
سنڌي: صحافي
slovenčina: Novinár
Soomaaliga: Wariye
српски / srpski: Новинар
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Novinar
suomi: Toimittaja
svenska: Journalist
Tagalog: Mamamahayag
Türkçe: Gazeteci
українська: Журналіст
اردو: صحافی
vèneto: Giornałista
Tiếng Việt: Nhà báo
ייִדיש: זשורנאליסט