Reporters and Correspondents


Will "Reporters and Correspondents" be replaced by AI & Robots?

There is very little chance of this occupation being replaced by robots/AI. However, our poll suggests a higher chance of automation: a 33% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.

Automation Risk Level

No worries

or 11% probability of automation

Projected Growth


by 2024

People Employed


as of 2018

Median Annual Wage


or $19.83 hourly

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How this compares with other jobs: 178 out of 707

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How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

People Employed (US)

Median Annual Wage (US)

Job description

Collect and analyze facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation, or observation. Report and write stories for newspaper, news magazine, radio, or television.

SOC Code: 27-3022

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Tom (Small chance) says
Robots can't write good articles, as they have no feelings and can't convey emotions.
Jun 03, 2020 at 07:08 PM
Fabricio Azevedo (Small chance) says
Writing is a very subjective activity. To write a good article demands knowledge, skill with information, etc.
Oct 21, 2019 at 06:51 PM
Christopher B (Likely) says
Certain classes of journalism (sports journalism, financial journalism) are already automated. I don't really see why stories can't be generated from wire reports on crime, politics etc in the same way.
May 09, 2019 at 09:52 AM
x (Highly likely) says
Advancements in NLP and the formulaic nature of most reporting leaves it vulnerable to automation despite being an ostensibly soft field
Apr 18, 2019 at 08:51 PM

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