In the face of a seemingly ever-changing journalistic landscape, many journalists have created new innovations dealing with how to present, gather and distribute news. Through these innovations many journalists have succeeded in branding themselves–communicating their relevance to a larger audience.
Remaining relevant is only part of the issue, however. As this class come to a close, we can start to think about how we will expand and continue our journalistic growth.
Knowing how to communicate with the public, especially as a journalist, is such a important skill (one that we all can continue to develop). So important that there’s actually a youtube channel dedicated to sharing information and tips on great reporting skills. Scott Simon gives excellent advice on how to tell a story that catches the attention of readers & editors alike.
Another thing to think about is how you’re going to build your personal brand, when this class is over? This article by the Guardian give some tips on how to build an effective personal brand from scratch.
If you’re interested in continuing your journalistic career what do you think your next move will be? Maybe you’ll look to compete in a couple journalistic competitions on campus or submit your work to a campus publishing organization. Here are the links to few: Water Rodney Essay Competition, Consider Magazine, and Lead Magazine.
What’s your next step?