Who is News Presenter?
A news presenter, newsreader, newscaster, anchorman or anchorwoman, news anchor or simply anchor is a person who presents news during a news program in the format of a television show, on the radio or the Internet.
News presenters can work in a radio studio , television studio and from remote broadcasts in the field especially sports or weather forecasters.
News broadcasters and newsreaders
A newscaster or news broadcaster is a presenter of a news bulletins. This person may be working in the field of broadcast journalism as a journalist and electronic news gathering as well as a participant in compiling the script with a television producer to be delivered in a news bulletin. or Anchorman is a professional who presents the news professionally and in accurate manner. Prior to the television era, radio-news broadcasts often mixed news with opinion and each presenter strove for a distinctive style.
How to Become a TV Reporter or News Anchor or News presenter
Being a TV reporter or presenter or anchor takes sacrifice. On the surface it seems like a glamorous job but those of us who have worked in the industry know it is just the opposite. There is, however, no other job like it in the world. If you like deadline pressure, doing something new every day and making a difference it may be the job for you. At the end of the day you will be proud of you and sometimes encourage young people to work together.
Be willing to get minimum pay in the begining
The average presenter job in a small market gets paid comparatively low. Shocked right? Contrary to popular belief most TV personalities are not rolling in dough. Television news is a field where the supply outweighs the demand. Basically there are more people who want to be on TV than there are available positions. That's part of the reason why pay is not competitive. Also, if you start at a small market station, you will get small market pay. It's the nature of the business. If making a lot of money in your career is important to you don't get into TV news!
Forget about holidays at home
The truth is you will hardly ever get holidays off. You will most likely be working. Established main anchors at TV stations will most likely get holidays off which means you will be stuck at work. If you constantly move markets every couple of years to increase your salary and experience you will always be the new kid on the block, which means you won't have seniority. So, you can kiss Thanks giving, Eid festival, Christmas, New Year's, Fourth of July and Labor Day goodbye. Also "sweeps" months when stations monitor how many people are watching, will be off limits for vacation time. These months include: February, May, July and November.
Be willing to move anywhere
Jobs are so competitive that you can't be choosy when landing your first job. Sure, you may want to hold out for any city of the country even out side your country like Cuba, Iraq, Russia , China, Brazil offers you your first job you should probably say yes.
Most TV stations require that you have a college or university degree preferably in journalism. Some university that have top broadcast journalism programs in your country or western country.
Learn how to speak well
Your voice is key in this field. You should concentrate now on projection, enunciation and inflection. All of these things will help you deliver your script in a compelling nature. Be authoritative in your speech. This will give you credibility with your audience. Read newspapers and magazines aloud. Listen to the best journalists in the field when they speak and try to emulate them.
Learn how to write for TV
You of course learn some of this University. Writing for TV is very different from writing a term paper. You need to learn how to write to the images your audience will see on TV. It's called writing to video. Also, you should keep writing simple and stay away from legalese and clichés. You have only one shot to get the attention of folks at home.
Be willing to work all the time
You may be placed on the morning shift, the evening shift, a split shift and the weekend shift at any given moment. New reporters especially have very little say in the hours they work. Working overtime is very common and few stations pay overtime.
Create a resumé
A resumé is a reel that shows a sample of your presenting or reporting or anchoring skills. It usually starts with a slate - a brief showing of your name and contact information. The slate is usually followed by a montage, which is a short segment of compelling live shots, samples of reporting and anchoring. The montage is then followed by three of your best stories. The best way to get your first resumé tape is to do one in college or university otherwise it can be quite expensive. When your tape is done you send it on DVD format along with a cover letter and resumé to news directors at the stations you are interested in. Then, you wait and cross your fingers.
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