The Jandoli Institute hosted a live Twitter Chat on Feb. 21 for aspiring and young journalists. Below are responses to a question posed by Whitney Downard, CNHI Statehouse Reporter for Indiana.
Here is a question from @WhitneyDownard: If your job took you to a new state, how did you gain the trust of your audience and acclimate to a new environment? Tom, you didn’t change states, but you did change areas and platforms. #JandoliChat— Jandoli Institute (@Jandoli_Inst) February 21, 2020
That’s great advice. I regret never really getting involved in my last community beyond my work. I always told myself I didn’t have time since I worked so much. But you can always make it work if you prioritize it.— Tom Dinki (@tomdinki) February 21, 2020
Yay, community theater! My time at Garret Theatre — now SBU Players — led me to community theater in the small town of my first daily paper. https://t.co/3jVjK9km4H— 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?