This edition of ‘5 Things,’ like many others, was inspired by a lunch we had recently with a few PR colleagues. It all started with a simple question and some half-assed Caesar salad concoction.
What is the difference between a journalist and a reporter?
Much like a cop and a detective, a football player and linebacker, or even a career PR agency rat and an alcoholic, one is simply a more detailed iteration of the other.
The journalism category includes many jobs, and a reporter is someone who writes stories for a living but doesn’t necessarily how to master the other needs of the news industry (e.g., editing, production, publishing, anchoring). Now that we see the difference, here are 5 types of reporters and how to work with them.