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What things do I need to learn as a fresher to get a job of Journalist?

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RE: What things do I need to learn as a fresher to get a job of Journalist?

Deepak Rana
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You need to learn the following things as a fresher so that you can get the jo of a journalist:


1. You need to have very good research skills. You should be able to do the investigation really well so that you can dig in to the facts, collect the information do your research and come out with the data and information that no one has ever come up before. This makes the story very intriguing and therefore will help you a lot in building the reputation as a journalist.

2. As a journalist you should be really good with your analysis. The kind of analysis that you use, ultimately determines the results that you derive from the information that you have fetched. Therefore you should be able to do the analysis right. The logic and right interpretation of facts is very important. Because every one will have the access to the facts and information, what makes your story more compelling than the others is how you use those facts to derive conclusions in your story and therefore more interesting one. Thus you really need to sharpen this skill.

3. The communication skills of the journalists have to be of top quality. This is due to the fact that their work is all about communicating the news and stories to the common people. They have to be really good as a writer as the written communication skills are extremely important in this profession. Being a student of journalism and mass communication one learns a lot about writing. Apart from that your speaking skills and the presentation skills have to be of extremely good quality as there will be a number of occasions where you will have to present in front of camera.

4. The interpersonal skills need to be learnt be any fresher. As a journalist you won't only be working on the case individually but you will have to coordinate with the whole team and ensure that every process is done timely with the help of other members and thus the coordination is really important.

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