There are many different types of journalist, but, fundamentally, the job refers to someone who writes for a publication. They might report for a newspaper or magazine (online or in print); they might be a blogger, a columnist, a political or social commentator or an arts critic (including reporting on and reviewing literature, visual art, theatre, film and cultural events). The basic trajectory for what the role involves and how it pans out in practise is: research (whether that's conducting an interview, going to an exhibition, reading other articles and books, carrying out surveys, or simply talking to people); processing the information received; selecting the most salient, important, informative or interesting points; determining an angle; working the story or information into a piece of writing or reportage in your distinctive journalistic voice; delivering the story to the publication and, ultimately, to its readership.
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