‘Sesame Street’ Explains Reporting

March 7, 2013

By Andrew Beaujon via Poynter

Today’s Word on the Street on “Sesame Street” is “reporter.”

The show’s website collects several clips through the years about reporting. They explain the job pretty well.

• A reporter is “someone who talks about and writes about major events going on in the world.”

• Reporters should ask questions about the person they’re interviewing.

• Sometimes a reporter’s job is difficult: “It’s hard to tell about what’s happening when nothing’s happening.” Unless you’ve got a friend who will dance with a penguin.

• Sometimes reporters get angry. And no one cares.

Photo: Penn State News