Skills Required to be a Journalist
Skills Required to be a Journalist list of the skills that journalists need to get a job today in the order of the frequency in which they were mentioned by professors and professionals:
- Ability to “think online” the ability to adapt and learn as technology changes.
- Storytelling through media.
- Write on platforms, including web writing.
- Copy editing.
- Investigating and guiding.
- Curiosity and healthy scepticism.
- Strong technical skills.
- Understand the changing landscape of media and media consumption – Ability to manage, moderate and participate in interactivity.
- Data management that includes interactive graphics, databases and mashups.
- Energy and passion.
Although editors, professors and fellow journalists seem to say that adaptive capacity is the key, a list of specific technical skills is often named when discussing the skills that journalists should have. These technical skills include (in order of frequency they are mentioned:
- Creating multimedia.
- Video and video editing.
- Photography and photo editing.
- Use of content management systems.
- Social networks.
- Social reservations and media sharing.
- Remote transmission.
The image of today’s journalist suggests that a journalist must be an “expert in all trades”, well versed in many aspects of journalism and technology. Some suggest that journalists may not be programmers, but they should have more than one skill or speciality and they should definitely have more than print skills.
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