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  • NEWSBOY2
    NEWSBOY2
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    Can anyone tell me how being a correspondant is different than from being a reporter say for people like David Chater and Peter Sharp who aren’t concentrated in a particular field like Politics or Crime and rove around being experts at everything? Are they granted more independence by the editor? than reporters? Which editor does Tim Marshall report to? When does he decide to use a London based reporter just to voice a foreign package rather than actual foreign correspondant?

    #18593
    Steven
    Steven
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    Can anyone tell me how being a correspondant is different than from being a reporter say for people like David Chater and Peter Sharp who aren’t concentrated in a particular field like Politics or Crime and rove around being experts at everything? Are they granted more independence by the editor? than reporters? Which editor does Tim Marshall report to? When does he decide to use a London based reporter just to voice a foreign package rather than actual foreign correspondant?

    I assume that Sky will use a Foreign Correspondent when there is one available and close to the event.

    The difference with the likes of Chater, Sharpe et al is that they are recognised as senior to the general reporters. Therefore they are more likely to be sent abroad to cover Foreign Affairs. This isn’t a golden rule however. For example Rachel Amatt is in Isreal at the moment. But the reporters need the opportunities to prove themselves.

    I’m not quite sure who Tim Marshall reports to.

    #23380
    LittleRoss
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    I was watching a video at school about Reporters and Journalists and Corresepondants, According to the BBC – they have a Correspondant/Reporter in the main areas where news is most likley to occur – and whenever it does, they’re on it reporting and send it back via Sattelite.

    #23381
    NEWSBOY2
    NEWSBOY2
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    Kind of stating the obvious their, lol shock horror, reporters placed near where the main areas of news occur.

    #23382
    Alex
    Alex
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    Correspondents at Sky are more senior to reporters, also they don?t have to do any more night shifts. They get paid more and tend to follow stories to the end (like Clifford on the Soham trail). Reporters can be taken off and on long running stories depending on the roster

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