The roles of the specialist (Week 2, 06-02-17)

Every job has key roles that need to be adhered to these underlying rules and regulations make a journalist be able to do their job to the best of their abilities. There are 4 main roles of a journalist in a specialism, these are:

  • Knowing the history of the subject
  • Knowing the subject and being recognised for it, giving the individual authority
  • Knowing the context. Not showing bias
  • Having key contacts which are accessible.

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