The Jandoli Institute hosted a live Twitter Chat on Feb. 21 for aspiring and young journalists. Below are responses to a question from Richard Lee, the institute’s executuve director.
What the kids say these days— “adulting”. 😂🤦🏼♀️ paying bills, managing my time, moving far away, not seeing your friends all the time like you do in college.— Katie Tercek (@KTercek14News) February 21, 2020
Learning how to earn the trust of readers. At Bonaventure, you have the common #BonaBubble bond. My first job was in Mississippi, where I was consistently seen as an outsider and had to work hard to convince readers that I cared about my adopted community. #JandoliChat https://t.co/5oe91kbmbR— Whitney Downard (@WhitneyDownard) February 21, 2020
Of course, there was a ton that I didn’t know I didn’t know until I began working professionally. Just have to accept that you’re perhaps no longer the most seasoned person in the newsroom and be a sponge for anything new you can learn.— Tom Dinki (@tomdinki) February 21, 2020
A3.: Biggest adjustment? Dealing with people of different cultural backgrounds. @BonasJSchool trained me to be curious and ask questions. I didn’t experience interacting with minorities until my first two newspaper jobs. #JandoliChat https://t.co/N9cxmMd0ty— David K. (@redleader57) February 21, 2020
Why did you choose journalism?
Why not PR, advertising or marketing?
Did you consider journalism grad school?
Is journalism dead?
How do you stay positive?
What happens when your job takes you to another state?
Aside from classes, what did you do during college to learn journalism?
How did you adjust from college to the workforce?
What’s the most fun you’ve had as a journalist?