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    I found an instruction in these that seems conflicting. For the definition of reporter, it says:

    "Reporter - Anyone who says they are a correspondent, editor, writer/contributor for a newspaper, newsperson, columnist, journalist, anchor, news host, interviewer, OR employee at a News Organization"

    But then a few lines later, when it shows acceptable and unacceptable reporter bios:

    "Unacceptable Reporter Bio: "Photographer at WKRQ Newport Beach" or "I struggle through the day, one coffee at a time."

    Does that mean you don't want photographers, or is that because WKRQ appears to be just a normal music radio station (I just Googled it) and not a news/information station?

    Thanks!

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    We don't want photographers or videographers (photojournalists ARE reporters!)

    Sorry for the lack of clarity - it should have been better phrased. The unacceptable reporter bio was because the person is a photographer.

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    Thanks for the clarification. I apologize for any iffy ones that made it through before I checked this post again.

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    Noticed you posted here EBH so let me ask for some clarifications.
    Do you have recommendations for categorizing these reporter specialties: weather/meteorology, social media, education, data, real estate (business?)?
    Also -- should we assume a specialty based on name of publication alone (WSJ, Financial Times, Bloomberg)? (I assume it's safe to say ESPN is sports, but these others have more generalized info)?
    Finally -- Are college sports twitter accounts considered news organizations? I'm finding them categorized as such but the instruction is unclear to me -- it provides score updates, but is it connected to a news organization?

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    All of those specialties should be Other, except for data (Tech) and real estate (Business)

    If you know that the news org specializes in Business (Bloomberg, for example), classify it as Business. Otherwise, it can be General.

    And nope, sports organizations shouldn't be classified as news organizations - thanks for noticing them!

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    While I'm at it, I thought of another question. Sometimes a reporter will mention covering news for a specific geographical area (a country, a city, etc). Would that be considered general news out of that area, or would that be considered as "other". I'd assume "all news" unless they mention a specialty, but at the same time, there can be certain regions that might seem like a category unto themselves.

    Also, when someone mentions they're an "investigative" reporter - would that fall under other, or under all news?

    Sorry for the dumb questions. I like to get very literal when I'm doing this stuff.

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    For investigative reporters, I usually classify them under the "Crime" section because usually investigative reporting/journalism has to do with crime, corruption, or general wrong doings. I'm sure EBH will clarify for you!

    -B.

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