A Cub Reporter, the Important Step towards a Career in Newspaper Reporting

  The student who wants a newspaper career has much hard work ahead of him before he can become even a cub, or beginning, reporter.He may begin by working on his high school newspaper or yearbook.

  Then the aspiring reporter may break into newspaper work as a copyboy, running errands and helping staff reporters.He may even be given a chance to write small stories.Sometimes students who are interested in news reporting can get jobs as campus reporters for local newspapers.

  Jobs such as these serve to acquaint the beginner with the atmosphere of news gathering.They give him a chance to sharpen his eye for details and teach him to be sure that his facts are accurate, that he reports them correctly, and that he writes his articles clearly.This work may lead to a job as a cub reporter on a newspaper, the important first step toward a career in news reporting.

  实习记者——通向新闻生涯的重要一步

  想走上新闻生涯的学生,在他成为实习记者以前,就有许多艰苦的工作要做。他可以先在就读中学的校报或年鉴上一显身手。

  而有抱负的通讯员开始可去当送稿生,替人跑腿,或充任正式记者的助手,以闯进新闻工作的圈子。别人甚至会给他机会,让他写点短篇报道。有时,对新闻报道感兴趣的学生可以找到为当地报纸当校园记者的差事。

  诸如此类的差事,都能帮助实习生熟悉新闻采访的气氛。这些差事给了他机会,使他对细节的观察更加敏锐,并且让他懂得,一定要采集准确的事实,报道无误,文章要写得一目了然。这样的工作便可能使他获得一个实习记者的工作——这是通向新闻报道生涯的重要的第一步。