Political Reporters

Employment for all types of reporters and correspondents is expected to decline moderately through 2018, according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook. Consolidation in the newspaper and publishing industries is expected to continue. Applicants will face strong competition for reporting positions in major broadcast markets. For beginning reporters, stations in smaller markets will provide the best opportunities. Occasionally, a beginner can use contacts and experience gained through internship programs and summer jobs to obtain a reporting job immediately after graduation.

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