I worked at a specific news station in a mid-market. Before your shift starts, it's important to read the paper, surf social media, check emails and make calls to potential leads/sources of information. When you arrive at work, you'll attend a news meeting where you will pitch your story ideas to the assignment desk and other reporters, anchors, producers and photographers. The desk at Disney is very hands-on. Typically the assignment editor will decide what story you will cover and assign you a photogrpaher. You'll then place calls and head out to the location to begin gathering interviews, video, informaton, etc. for your story. The station I worked for, recently added a 4pm newscast. If you are a dayside reporter, you'll typically turn stories for the 4pm, 5pm, & 6pm newscasts as well as write a web article for the website. You'll also be expected to tweet and post to facebook, instagram and snapchat to keep your audience informed of what you are working on for the day and engaged throughout the process so that they will tune in to the final product.