How can I clear the Reporter field on the create issue screen?

I want the Reporter field NOT to be prepopulated with the current logged in user and have it be blank so that the user is forced to search for and select the reporter of the issue. How can I do that using Javascript in the field description (either of the Reporter field or another field on the page)? I can't figure out how to do that. Any help would be much appreciated! 

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1.) Set the "Default Reporter" to some ID (something like "Unassigned").

2.) In the Create transition on the workflow, put a "Validator" for "The Reporter Field must be updated".

Thanks Gabrielle - but how do I set a default reporter value? I can't find a place to do this (all I can do is the description in the field configuration). Obviously it's not a custom field so doesn't appear in the custom fields list. Thoughts? 

This can be updated in the "Roles" page in your Project Admin Screen. Click on the pencil icon next to the "Default Assignee" field

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