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Music Journalists

Work Environment

Music journalists have sometimes glamorous jobs, getting tickets to sold-out shows, hearing new albums before they are released to the public, or interviewing popular rock stars, bands, and other musicians. However, these reporters work under a great deal of pressure in settings that differ from the typical business office. Their physical surroundings range from private offices to noisy, crowded newsrooms filled with other workers typing and talking on the telephone and online calls. Music journalists also travel to music venues or studios to hear performances or conduct interviews. These work environments can be loud and/or dark—generally not the best settings in which to write.

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