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McDowell Elementary sixth-grade students interview news anchor Ken Wayne. The students learn: What skills are needed for a career in journalism? Where do net stories come from? What are some of the favorite stories reporters / anchors like to write…

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McDowell Elementary sixth-grade students interview news anchor Ken Wayne.

The students learn:
What skills are needed for a career in journalism?
Where do net stories come from?
What are some of the favorite stories reporters / anchors like to write / produce?

Watch the extended interview and the interview “shorts” more from the interview.

Journalism Fast Facts

Average number of employees in a local TV news in the US, by role:
(2018 statista.com)
photographer – 6.1
producer – 5.7
anchor – 5.2
weather person – 3.4
reporter – 3.2
sports anchor – 1.6
web / mobile producer – 1.2

Percentage of adults who trust news media most of the time worldwide:
(Feb 2021 statista.com)
Finland – 65%
Germany – 53%
Canada – 45%
Turkey – 41%
Mexico – 37%
Taiwan – 31%
United States – 29%

News sites ranked by usage (aelieve.com):
cnn.com unique visitors | 144,200,000
huffingtonpost.com unique visitors | 125,500,000
nytimes.com unique visitors | 100,400,000
bbc.com unique visitors | 68,200,000
foxnews.com unique visitors | 52,500,000
nydailynews.com unique visitors | 35,700,000
independent.co.uk unique visitors | 30,800,000
usatoday.com unique visitors | 30600000
bloomberg.com unique visitors | 28,300,000
telegraph.co.uk unique visitors | 27,300,000

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