The correct occupation for news/current affairs journalists/reporters?

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( This is a spin-off from my earlier thread here: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/editor-technical-film-editor-vs-editor-editorial-staff )

To clarify. What is the correct occupation and place for the news/current affairs (etc) journalists/reporters? Meaning people who narrate the 2-3 minute news story etc, and who does not necessarily appear in the actual story as "him/herself". Many times you only hear their voice (although quite often they also make a standup and appear in front of the camera in some part of the news story).

( Note, that I don't talk about the host of the program or (e.g.) the news anchor. Nor the editorial team behind the news organization.) 

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Eboy

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Steve Crook, Champion

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Shouldn't they just be "Self - Reporter"?
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Hi Eboy -

This listing is dependent on if the individual is in the end credits, if they are not credited on-screen at end of news report or show then the credit will need to be listed in the Miscellaneous Crew section. To qualify for a Cast section listing, their name  should be listed in the credits should be listed as  "himself/herself - reporter with attribute (voice)" or "himself/herself - commentator with attribute (voice)".   You will need to best decide based on the context of the show itself and how the individual is credited.

You can find additional useful credit information and eligibility criteria on our guides for Voice credits and Miscellaneous Crew credits.  Otherwise, let us know if you have any further questions!