News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists

risk level
Based on 221 votes
-8.6 %
by year 2032
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

42% 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 2032

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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lili says
I think that being a journalist requires too much human skills that can not be replaced by AI or robots.
First of all, you need to pick the subject. Then, you need to find information about the subject and we can think that this part is made online, but the journalist is supposed to be in the field to really comprehend what is happening. Also, for a journalisitc work, we need pictures that probably can't be taken by robots because a picture should, before anything else, create emotion. And the most important thing that can't and won't be replaced by an AI (if so, we human are probably dead) is the sensibility, the point of view, the detail, the humanity of an article.
So maybe, what could be made by the AI, in my opinion, is the writing. We could for instance create an AI software that create a really good journalistic text if we give it all the information found and the point of view and feeling we want to give to the article.
May 03, 2024 at 09:16 AM
Indignant Reporter (Low) says
Ya'll put us into a big bucket. For reporters, like me, who go to meetings, talk to people, dig through public records, fight with the government to get those records, and more, AI is not going to replace what we do. AI is not going to go to the home of the mother whose son was killed in some tragedy, gain her trust and respect and give her the chance to share her story. Not in the same way at least. And AI is not going to discretely call around people who worked with a former governor and come back with 60 inches showing how she misused public funds. I could go on...

For talking heads on CNN, sure... I'm not sure how AI will impact them, and I frankly don't think a lot about people in those jobs. For journalists who have the unfortunate job of churning out and aggregating the hell out of as many local stories as possible (think Newsweek, NYPost, and any major New York media outlet), those dudes will probably be easy to replace. Honestly, though, I hope we just move on from that s*** as an industry.
Apr 09, 2024 at 08:28 PM
Sebastián (Uncertain) says
We don't know yet what the future of journalism is, less with the "interference" of AI. Could be helpful as a writer of repetitive stuff or a possible danger as will take the job away from those who write the most basic content.
Jun 23, 2023 at 11:08 AM
Stan (Moderate) says
We have AI news outlet channels on Youtube now… Plus more and more people are seeking unbiased truthful report which is something humans cant do. AI could definitely achieve that!
May 19, 2023 at 05:28 PM
Daniel Xavier (Low) says
There is no way for a robot to steal a job from a journalist, not really in any area of ​​knowledge in the humanities because in this job subjectivity is necessary, something that no AI has.
After all, they are pre-programmed mathematical machines with some information over the internet, that is, without the internet they cannot live, after all they are computers. Creativity, on the other hand, is diverse and does not need Information to exist and just see a child who has never had knowledge in any area or has any previous information, she is already creative
Feb 25, 2023 at 04:45 PM
Marcel (Highly likely) says
chat gpt, bard, their expansion is unavoidable and just some of journalists will survive (whom are on front line)
Feb 14, 2023 at 01:25 PM
Mvcart (No chance) says
They deal with humans, that's hard
Feb 07, 2023 at 05:52 PM
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
G says
Who do you think writes the content on the newspaper?
Jul 25, 2023 at 05:57 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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