Hello everyone it’s Zainab, welcome or welcome back to Zainab Chats! So, for today’s blog post it’s going to be a slightly different one. If you’ve been following me for a while now then you will know that I want to be a television presenter when I’m older – and to do that you need journalism. A lot of fellow bloggers I’ve talked to actually want to be journalists when they’re older too – but it’s really difficult to try and get into journalism as a teenager. So I’m sharing 3 ways today!
Start A Blog
I’m sure many of you who are reading this do have blogs and are thinking ‘this can’t possibly be journalism!’ Well, it actually is, you are putting things out there for the world to see! You’re educating people about modern issues, you’re sharing useful tips and advice. These are all forms of journalism and it will be great experience for you one day if you ever try to get a job in journalism!
Volunteer For Youth Organisations
Honestly, this is something I didn’t even have on my radar until recently. There are so many youth organisations that want young journalists to write on any topic! Most of them aren’t paid jobs, however they’re great experiences and you can put them on your University application.
Create Your Own Opportunities
I never realised how crucial taking initiative is in the journalism industry – but it’s so vital! Creating an opportunity could be something like, finding someone to interview without being told to, or reporting on a certain issue nobody has thought of. These are things that help you so much in journalism! I do want to warn you guys though, this one is a bit of a challenge (especially in terms of interviews.) If you reach out to 15 people and only 3 of them reply back, that’s still 3 journalism opportunities you created on your own!
Read My Guide On Conducting Blog Interviews
Thank you so much for reading this post everyone, if you have any tips for young journalists, please share them in the comments for everyone to see!
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