2 answers
Asked Viewed 1313 times Translate

When working in the career of Journalism, is it as exciting as many people say? Or does the suspense come for certain types of areas of journalism?

I've always wondered what areas of Journalism are more exciting than the others. I mean, Journalism should be fun either way, but I've always wanted to know which ones brought about the most excitement. Which parts of Journalism spark that rush of love for the career? #career #journalism #working #newspaper #news-writing #breaking-news

+25 Karma if successful
From: You
To: Friend
Subject: Career question for you
100% of 2 Pros

2 answers

Updated Translate

Rebecca’s Answer

Best of the Village

Any area of journalism that has "news" will also probably have "breaking news" -- From Tech and Politics to Entertainment and Crime. Even Science can have breaking news.

Because the first place news breaks is usually on social media, social media editors are also very involved with breaking news reporting.

So, basically any kind of journalism will have its high-adrenaline moments during breaking news. These moments can be really exhilarating if you're the kind of person who thrives in high-stress, fast-paced work.

Lifestyle journalism, however, like Travel or Parenting, is much less likely to deal with breaking news. Editors in this area of journalism are likely to spend more time working on "evergreen" stories that aren't time sensitive.

I've worked in journalism for almost 3 years now, and there's almost never a dull moment. But I think how exciting you find a particular area of journalism depends on what your interests are, and your personality-type. Do you like to spend a few days deep-diving into a story, interviewing lots of people, and analyzing ideas, mostly on your own? Or do you like to work closely with others, getting just the facts, under the pressure of quick turnarounds and deadlines?

100% of 1 Students
Updated Translate

Nariman’s Answer

It depends on what kind of writing you do and the beat you are on. If it's international reporting - that will always be exciting but in journalism exciting can also mean dangerous where your own personal safety is not guaranteed.

General assignment which is the usually the first newspaper job one could get can be exciting because you don't know what you will be writing about the next day. You get to write about anything and it's where you learn to write quickly, clearly and on time. Deadlines are essential in journalism.