Most high school journalists are on level one, with a few managing to get to level two.
Most broadcast journalists are on level three, with some still struggling at level two.
Level four is for the masters…the names you remember. Charles Kuralt is probably the best known of these. Steve Hartman is another. They weave their magic with words…with interviews…nats…visuals.
Level four is the golden standard we should all strive for.