Journalism

Journalism is the profession of investigating and reporting on events, issues and trends to a broad audience in a timely fashion.

Job Titles

  • Journalist
  • Reporter
  • Editor
  • Copywriter
  • Features Writer
  • Press Officer

What skills do you need to work as a Journalist?

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to research, evidence and analyse information
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexible and quick to react
  • Computer literate

Where do Journalists work?

Journalists work for both public and private sector media organisations. Journalists can work choose to work in or across a range of different mediums including: Newspapers, News Agencies, Magazines, Online, TV, Radio and Photography. Journalists can also choose to specialise in a particular subject matter such as business, politics or sport.

Typical Work Activities

  • Researching and investigating stories
  • Conducting interviews
  • Copywriting
  • Reporting on events
  • Feature writing

Find out more

National Council for Training of Journalists

Careers in Journalism

Zambia Institute of Mass Communication – ZAMCOM

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