The most difficult part of your career is the beginning -- the very first day of your chosen field when you go into the office, hospital, TV station or wherever it is you go and you begin doing what you’ve studied for years.
If you’re a journalist, it’s a day full of expectations, from family and friends, but mainly from within yourself. You want to do well and prove you’re a good reporter, an excellent writer and that you absolutely deserve to be where you are at that very moment.
Albeit with all the training you have, there are always ways to improve, regardless of whether you’re a novice or an experienced journalist. The biggest mistake you can make is thinking you already know everything. You don’t.
If you’re just starting out as a reporter, this list will provide you with links to some really great clips with information that can help you avoid making the mistakes many newbies make.
- Top 10 Mistakes College Journalists Should Avoid (Huffington Post)
- Remember, we all make mistakes when getting into journalism (Wannabe Hacks)
Do you have any tips for those starting their journalism careers?
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