Journalism helps to explain the events that impact our lives and is developed in a number of forms and styles. Each style uses different techniques and involves writing for different purposes and audiences.
Whether you’re considering journalism as a side hustle (yes, you can become a freelance journalist) or a full-time job, it’s important to consider what type of journalism interests you.
Journalism can be classified according to its:
- Coverage type: This refers to what topics are covered, as well as the angle and depth of the content.
- Medium: This refers to where and how the information is disseminated.
We’ve listed the main types of journalism below, broken down along both lines.