Journalism pursuing is difficult for many newbies since they take it as a normal field of work. Whereas journalism isn’t that easy working in the newsroom to be a good journalist like Eric Malling and others, not without eating papers for studies. In 1968 Eric Malling began work for the Toronto Star and in 1974, he started doing interviews on Canada AM for CTV. On the other hand, failures are very common. You can be out from the field within the first year, due to low scores, low knowledge and even less experience in the practical field. To not let this problems get on to your path, follow this 5 must know tips if you want to avoid failure in journalism.
Get the best knowledge you can:
Sometimes, failing is the only reason you can come into because your career is over. Sometimes, that is not the case at all. Your lack of knowledge, practical experience and expertise in journalism can throw you into a deadline, which will kill you. Step over it and start studying to get better knowledge on your side. Know everything you can to ace at the job.
Treat your competitors well:
News can be grabbed easily from a source, but calling dibs on that first, is a matter of game and playing it wild. Your competitors will take the first hand on the news or even slight piece of it and announce almost everything out of it. Your job isn’t to do the same, but to dig deeper and get the more of the information. Then present it in front of the media. Afterwards, you can give a credit to them for just leaking it first. A clear foul play!
Keep it real:
Don’t stand up a single fight against your senior editor or the other staff members; they will take this side of yours as serious. You can fall it into a serious down side and journalism won’t follow you that well. Instead, keep it real with your boss. Follow the kind and legal way to make your way through the process. Your point news can do a better job for the locals; make sure you make it understand it better to the person.
Never do anything out of mind:
Keep sense into everything. Don’t do anything stupid by writing a boring story into the between page and then stack up a bad one followed. This is really worse for you to get kicked out of the editor group. Else, if you are tasked with such homework, make sure your editor knows the consequences of the output. Especially you on the typewriter.
Keep the typical anonymity:
Here we come for another technique for you not to fail in the journalism career. When someone asks your credentials (like name and the editor you are working for), make sure the surrounding is optimal to answer the question with full identity. You can just spill out your full identity for some spies who take it to their own bosses to prevent you from getting into crime scene. Expose your identity only when you feel it is the right person and he or she won’t be harmful for you.