News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists

risk level
Based on 191 votes
-8.6 %
by year 2031
or $26.90 per hour
as of 2022

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Automation risk

47% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

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Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Originality

  • Persuasion

User poll

40% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 47% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)


Very slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists' job openings is expected to decline 8.6% by 2031

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


Moderately paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists' was $55,960, or $26 per hour

'News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists' were paid 20.8% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Moderate range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 44,530 people employed as 'News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 3 thousand people are employed as 'News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists'.

Job description

Narrate or write news stories, reviews, or commentary for print, broadcast, or other communications media such as newspapers, magazines, radio, or television. May collect and analyze information through interview, investigation, or observation.

SOC Code: 27-3023.00


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BibirMengkeroet (Low) says
We already have AI that is good enough for writing texts. It's called GPT-3. However, news reporting requires transparency. I think AI would assist journalists instead of replacing them
Sep 13, 2022 at 12:27 PM
Daniel (Highly likely) says
Journalism is a very simple task for a robot to do. It's just reading the daily newspaper, presenting it, and that's it. A ridiculously easy task. Just put some charisma into it, and the job is done. But the media and journalists have a great influence, so they should try to stop it.
Jan 17, 2022 at 03:45 AM
uncertainjournalist (Moderate) says
Not all journalists, reporters etc. will lose their job but a high number of them will lose them. Because media is a diverse sector and the definition of journalist per se is ambiguous. The one who writes news on a website is a journalist, and the one who speaks on tv is also a journalist.

In conclusion, I foresee that a notable amount of journalists will lose their jobs due to the AI.
Nov 27, 2021 at 08:44 AM
Noel Wilson (Uncertain) says
Social media algorithms are learning to make news narratives from basic inputs
Nov 24, 2021 at 12:26 AM

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