There are difficulties in all aspects of journalism, and as a journalist I have to be able to cope and overcome them. Whilst conducting my interviews for my feature article, I emailed interviewees over a month in advance to organise time for replies and just incase I needed to find a replacement. Unfortunately, one participant, after arranging the interview, never got back to me.
Although frustrating, I realised to be a journalist you need to expect this to happen in real life situations. (Had two extra interviewees, so it was ok.) These organisational skills will be vital as a journalist in the future.
From this project and blog, I have collected transferable and important skills for online writing shown throughout my posts.
This reflective blog has helped me to analyse problems I have had…
- Overcomplicated sentences for one, which I have improved on.
- Letting my reader breathe, break up text with images.
- Using grammarly.com to help me notice my grammar mistakes.
- Hyperlinks, can’t get enough! Easy access for my audience to view what I’m discussing. …and overcome in the unit.
I feel that keeping a regularly updated blog was beneficial to keep motivated and organised as a journalist for the future.