A journalist is a person who practices journalism, the gathering and dissemination of information about current events, trends, issues, and people while striving for a non-bias viewpoint. Journalists in eRepublik may be executive editors of their own newspaper or write pieces for other newspapers.
A reporter is a type of journalist who researches and presents information in certain types of mass media. Reporters gather their information on eRepublik in a variety of ways, including tips, press releases, sources (individuals with newsworthy information) and witnessing events. They perform research through interviews, public records, and other sources. The information-gathering part of the job is sometimes called "reporting" as distinct from the production part of the job, such as writing articles.
There are two unique missions related to journalists:
- Junior Journalist; write an article that receives comments from at least 25 citizens.
- Senior Journalist; write three articles that receive comments from at least 25 citizens.