The first attempt at compiling my journalist philosophical construction-
Further research and reading led me to the comical works of Monty Python, that proved to be most useful.
Though on a more serious note…
Imagine a life in which you travel to different lands and meet foreign people. A life in which you constantly discover and unveil stories, and have the opportunity to share them with the world. This is the life of a journalist, a life that is most intriguing.
Confucius once said:
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
As a child, we are all asked ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ I was a child that could never decide on one thing, and would constantly change my mind- a fickle thought process that remained alive until the beginning of this year.
I have always loved writing and creating videos-my first in Kindergarten on the effects on the environment. Though if producing was not enough, being in the spotlight and on camera has always been appealing, as I would demand my mother to ‘click me’. It wasn’t until I had traveled parts of the world, and met an array of interesting and different people that I thought: ‘Maybe, I can make a career out of this.’
Since beginning my degree and through the involvement in UOWTV Multimedia, I eventually see myself specialising in the areas of broadcast/investigative journalism or in producing and taking the reins on my own projects. I feel that it is important to use these skill in a constructive manner and raise issues of political and social concerns, stories that affect us all. In all honesty, I believe there are more interesting things to report on rather than the size of Kim Kardashian’s behind, or what Justin Bieber’s latest scandal is.
In essence, writing a story effectively and the properties of good story telling is a concept that will challenge me, and thus far has. Each medium that a journalist uses encapsulates its own techniques. The media is consistently evolving, incorporating different forms of media and technologies-which is intimidating. I believe I am technologically challenged; this will need to be overcome.
I could write an endless list of fears that I have, thought that would be pessimistic. At the end of the day, I love what I do. That’s what is most important.