Wednesday, May 20, 2015

201102805 Lee Hanwook/ Qualifications for my dream job/ Thur56


How to become a good journalist


I always have dreamed of being a journalist. Although it is very competitive and hard work, it is also highly rewarding job. Journalism is the backbone of the society and is essential to the democracy. There are many kinds of journalism like print journalism, broadcasting, online journalism, and beyond. Whatever it is, all kinds of journalists need common traits. Among them, I have three special qualifications as a journalist. I have affection for writing, interest in the world, and a passion for learning new things.


First of all, I enjoy writing.  Journalism is all about writing and if I hated the writing, this would not be the right career for me. But I have loved writing stories since I was a child. In elementary school I wrote few short novels and showed them to my friends. I have been a writer and storyteller. Though I should enhance my writing skills to be the journalist, just the interest can be sufficient strength.


Secondly, I try to look all around the world carefully. Everyday experience of the world can be a source of news. So, good journalists observe the world with interest. I always try to find a story in my life by thinking that interesting events will come up at any time. I always carry a pen and a note, and write the interesting situations or ideas so that I do not forget about it. It could be the best habit for a journalist.


Lastly, I learn and absorb new things. In this fast-paced world, it is very important for a journalist to keep up with current situations and trends. In addition to reading newspapers or magazines every day, I grasp new trends through surfing the internet. Also I try to learn every day by meeting new people. Not only classes and professors, but also diverse people are invaluable sources of learning.


In conclusion, a journalist needs to learn new things and change them to one's own words. And I think I am right for that work. Of course, I cannot say that I am the perfect person for journalist. But as I choose to pursue this field, I will try to develop my talent and keep my passion to bear the hard challenges.

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