Profession Journalist: Myths and Reality

journalism as a profession, perhaps more than any other is shrouded in an aura of sorts of myths, some of which we will try to dispel this article.For many journalism looks quite attractive occupation, because this kind of activity have the opportunity to visit places of interest and interact with new people.

This is the first myth.No, of course, interesting places and activities journalists attend, but it happens much less than, say, the next trip to the shooting accident or tedious meetings of the City Council.

opportunity to earn a lot of money and be glorified

Traditionally, journalists, particularly those working in television, get a lot of money, but it is not so.Yes, of course, the stars of journalism, who have already got their own copyright or project achieved popularity thanks to the continuous operation become very prosperous.

However, such stars in the post-Soviet space only about two dozen among the hundreds of thousands of ordinary workers and the pen.In order to make good money in

journalism, you need a lot of work, it is desirable for a number of organizations (newspapers, television).The reason for this is quite simple, on TV and in newspapers, as a rule, "bet", if at all, is not high enough, and the rest of the salary depends on how many stories or articles you will be able to prepare within a month.

Profession Journalist: Myths and Reality

It should also be borne in mind that the materials for the newspapers and the news will not prepare you one, and places on the strip, and airtime on all will not suffice.The exception is, perhaps, only "stringers", who can afford to sell the material for tens of thousands of dollars most famous publications.However, they are a special caste of highly qualified journalists, who climb into the thick of the fighting and natural disasters for the material.

journalist can be every

This statement is not so far from the truth.If you ask any experienced expert in this area, you need to become a journalist, you will answer - almost nothing.Most of today's journalists do not have higher professional education (philology, journalism, etc.) and is not considered a fault.However, to become a professional journalist should either possess an encyclopedic knowledge or the desire to constantly learn.

Well, the main thing - we must be able to think logically and coherently express their thoughts.Also, in addition to knowledge, it is important to be able to "talk" absolutely stranger.This journalistic ethics prohibits asking openly provocative or offensive personal questions, as somehow always forget some famous "shark pen."Thus, the question from the category of "What do you feel right now? 'Families affected by the disaster, is the top of the rudeness and unprofessionalism.

Internet is killing journalism

Lately is a lot of talk about that with the advent of the Internet and, in particular, blogs traditional journalism began to die.This is not so, the spread of the Internet has pushed the contrary journalism to a new round of development.Yes, many small publications have declined, but the rest is quite easy to adapt to new trends and are now offering both traditional newspapers and magazines, as well as electronic versions.

also appear regularly new online publication that the quality of the preparation, filing and content of information in no way inferior to traditional printing.An important quality for a professional journalist is to communicate, the objectivity, the ability to quickly navigate the situation, curiosity and, of course, stress.

Author: Vyacheslav Kinko