The Jandoli Institute hosted a live Twitter Chat on Feb. 21 for aspiring and young journalists. Below are responses to the fourth question in the chat: Some journalism majors go into related fields such as public relations, advertising or marketing. And some leave the industry entirely. But you stuck with journalism. Why?
And— if you leave it, it’s okay! I’ve seen lots of my friends go into PR, In fact I’ve seen my mentor go into teaching and inspire students like myself. Life’s to short, test out the waters, and enjoy the ride.— Katie Tercek (@KTercek14News) February 21, 2020
A2: I totally get why some chose PR/marketing over journalism. It can mean better pay/hours. I just don’t think it would fulfill me. I’d rather write something that’s perhaps unflattering but truthful, than something flattering simply because it has to be. #JandoliChat. https://t.co/jPb9JAJioD— Tom Dinki (@tomdinki) February 21, 2020
I’ve considered non-profits but really love the variability and responsibility. I never “specialize” in any one topic and I need to think outside of the box. I cover a lot of rural markets that might not otherwise have that voice. #JandoliChat https://t.co/3rBWnR0CsO— Whitney Downard (@WhitneyDownard) February 21, 2020
I, and several other @BonasJSchool alums who moved on to #PR, have shared a fondness for journalism. But the journalism we practiced was pre-Internet, pre-social media, when newsgathering had fewer competitors. #JandoliChat— 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?