'Sesame Street' explains reporting

Today's Word on the Street on "Sesame Street" is "reporter."

The show's website collects several clips through the years about reporting. They explain the job pretty well.

• A reporter is "someone who talks about and writes about major events going on in the world."

• Reporters should ask questions about the person they're interviewing.

• Sometimes a reporter's job is difficult: "It's hard to tell about what's happening when nothing's happening." Unless you've got a friend who will dance with a penguin.

• Sometimes reporters get angry. And no one cares.

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at TBD.com and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.

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