The Newsroom

Could I ever become a newscaster?

(April 2015)

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BR
bristoliandude
MW
Mike W
'newscaster'?!
JA
JAS84
^Have you seen the ITV News credits recently? That's what they call them now.
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A former member
I dont think anyone these days walks into a Newscaster or readers job anymore. Most, nay all start off as reporters etc.
LL
Larry the Loafer
As 623058 says, it's a job you need to work up to as opposed to walk into.

Having said that, where were you when they were looking for presenters for the Channel 6 companies? You'd wipe the floor with them.
LL
London Lite Founding member
Send in your CV to Big Centre TV.
VM
VMPhil
Send in your CV to Big Centre TV.

Scrap that, just walk in and they'll probably give you the job
MW
Mike W
That being said: I actually like your style of delivery!

Most TV journalists start at the bottom - try starting in newspapers and working your way up!
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A former member
Remember Staff shortages and illness is your friend Wink

you might get a surprised at how many reporters are pushed out because of this. Heck a good number point blank refuse to do this and it falls on someone else.
BA
bilky asko
JAS84 posted:
^Have you seen the ITV News credits recently? That's what they call them now.


They've always been called newscasters at ITN, haven't they?
NE
newswatcher101
Is it just ITN and ITV who call them Newscasters?
BR
bristoliandude
I want to become a journalist first. I'd love to go into print journalism, but I just filmed this because way into the future, I would love to be a broadcast journalist!

I don't want to just be a presenter. I'd go the proper route!

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