What does it make to be a good journalist?

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What does it make to be a good journalist? by Mind Map: What does it make to be a good journalist?

1. Meticulous

1.1. To get to the truth and spread it to other people is the main task of the journalist. Therefore, good journalists should know everything and everything, to the smallest detail.

2. Responsible for his words

2.1. Everyone have to be responsible for his words and deeds. Journalists must be doubly responsible. If incorrect information gets to the masses, it can cause huge unrest and discontent.

3. Speed and accuracy

3.1. It is not enough to write well you have to also be a fast writer. This is where many aspiring journalists have problems. They might do well in writing classes and show a good grasp of the news, but when it comes to deadlines they suffer.

4. Having a thick skin

4.1. There will be times where editors may yell and you will find yourself in a high-pressure environment, you may have problems with co-workers under similar stress. Readers will criticize you and your work and sometimes will call you nasty names. Unfortunately you might even receive threats because of stories you write. Can you handle all the stressful situations that will come your way?

5. Posses decent spelling and grammar skills

5.1. When a completed copy of work is turned in and it contains multiple grammatical and spelling errors, it can seem very unprofessional and you can loose your credibility as a journalist.

6. Self-confident

6.1. Having confidence in yourself not only makes you feel better about yourself it also exudes on to others. You need to be able to feel that you can ask the tough questions, act accordingly, get the details to get a story written with accurate facts and quotes. A good journalist must have the strength to take that extra step in order to get his or her story written.

7. Resourcefulness

7.1. Resourcefulness gives a person the ability to be able to always find a solution to difficult situations that can sometimes be at a dead end.