The Jandoli Institute hosted a live Twitter Chat on Feb. 21 for aspiring and young journalists. Below are responses to a question posed by WBFO reporter Tom Dinki.
SBUTV BABY. @sbutv_— Katie Tercek (@KTercek14News) February 21, 2020
Wanted to ask this because I’ve met many “aspiring journalists” who only take journalism classes and don’t write for their student newspaper, intern, freelance, etc. Employers care about what you wrote, not your grades. #JandoliChat https://t.co/DEdrjrmKcE— Tom Dinki (@tomdinki) February 21, 2020
I started knocking on editors’ doors before my senior year at @BonasJSchool started. Just after commencement, an editor on Long Island needed a reporter and offered terrible pay and free #gasoline. I was in heaven. #JandoliChat https://t.co/vG1IUCZcMz— 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?