human - places

Written by Kaleigh Shuler

Overview:  A journalist’s job is to collect information about a topic, write an article about that particular topic and present the news about it in a fair and balanced way. They often report on current events globally and locally as well as write opinion pieces to inform the public.

Geographers at work: Journalists need to be natural storytellers who are able to look at current events and topics in a variety of contexts. Geographers would be able to provide a broader prospective to journalism by applying their knowledge of people, places and regions and how these are linked through global processes.

Skills: Human geography, cultural geography, data analysis, interpersonal skills, writing and communication skills.