During the semester, I shall post course material and students will comment on it. Students are also free to comment on any aspect of media politics, either current or historical. There are only two major limitations: no coarse language, and no derogatory comments about people at the Claremont Colleges.
Bureau Chief The director of news operations in a remote site or bureau.
Reporter A person whose job it is to gather and write the news for a publication or a broadcast outlet.
City Editor The individual (also known as the metropolitan, or metro, editor) in charge of the city desk, which coordinates local news-gathering operations. At some papers the desk also handles regional and state news done by its own reporters.
Copy Editor A person who checks, polishes and corrects stories written by reporters. Usually copy editors write headlines for those stories, and sometimes they decide how to arrange stories and pictures on a page.
Editor The top-ranking individual in the news department of a newspaper, also known as the editor in chief. The term may refer as well to those at any level who edit copy.
Editorial Page Editor The individual in charge of the editorial page and, at larger newspapers, the op-ed (opposite editorial) page.
Graphics Editor Usually, the editor responsible for all non-photographic illustrations in a newspaper, including information graphics, maps and illustrations.
Managing Editor The individual with primary responsibility for day-to-day operation of the news department.
News Editor The supervisor of the copy desk. At some newspapers, this title is used for the person in charge of local news-gathering operations.
Photo Editor The individual who advises editors on the use of photographs in the newspaper. The photo editor also may supervise the photography department.
Publisher The top-ranking executive of a newspaper. This title often is assumed by the owner, although chains sometimes designate as publisher the top local executive.
Anchor One in the television studio who ties together the newscast by reading the news and providing transitions from one story to the next.
Executive Producer The television executive with overall responsibility for the look of the television newscast.
Field Producer Behind-the-scenes television reporter who often does much of the field work for a network's on-camera correspondents.
Network Correspondent A television reporter who delivers the news on camera. Network correspondents may or may not do the actual news-gathering for their stories.
Show Producer Television news specialists who produce individual newscasts and report to the executive producer.