NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES, RADIO, television, and more recently, the Internet, provide many career opportunities for good writers and translation services workers. However, each medium requires a different style of writing.
How would you respond if your teacher told you that you had to write a well-written, organized, factually sound report every day on Houston Translation Services and present it to the class? And that, on occasion, you had to include relevant photos or video that you shot and produced. And, on top of all that, your research, including documents, meetings, and interviews with people you’ve never met, must be infallible. If you found yourself intrigued by the challenge, and think that researching, reporting, and writing stories every day—as well as learning something new in the process. If this sounds exciting, then you may be interested in being a French, German, Chinese, Spanish, Arabic or Portuguese Translation worker and journalist with an international newspaper.
Newspaper reporters spend a large part of each day investigating news before “writing and filing”—turning in—a story. Large-circulation newspapers usually assign reporters to a news beat. Reporters at newspapers with smaller circulations, including weeklies, typically cover several beats at a time.
A magazine exists for almost every hobby and interest. While magazines typically appeal to a national audience with a specialized interest in a particular topic, called a niche, such as politics, health, entertainment, or pets, newspapers must appeal to a wider range of ages and interests with a little bit of everything within their local or regional circulation area. Magazine journalism also allows reporters and writers to take more time to develop stories. With weekly, monthly, or bimonthly deadlines, magazine journalists often can provide readers with more in-depth coverage of issues and trends than newspaper reporters.
Short and simple. That’s what writing for the Internet demands. Unlike newspapers and magazines, which readers read more slowly, websites tend to attract readers who are in a hurry. The reader knows that more information, somewhere else, is just a click away. So you need to grab their attention with a catchy headline, followed by reporting, called “copy,” which neatly summarizes the news.