by Rebecca Musanga
|One of the groups shares what they think makes a good journalist|
To add on what we learned, we were also given tips of a becoming a good journalist which included:·
- Be right by building trust with your readers, listeners or viewers
- Be first and timely in the news to be deliveredStick to what you know and not to be biased
- Keep it simple hence avoid using fancy sentences that are unnecessary
- Play it straight to maintain your standard
- Know your market i.e. their age, occupation, residence and target audience
- Be aware of your competitors
- Keep in touch
- Be realistic
- Be disciplined
|Club member Dorcas Kirwai shares her findings with the group|
Everyone had a chance to share what we had learned over the past week and as we went home, we had at least two hints in mind hoping to become the best journalist ever. The presenters from each group were also awarded for their good presentation skills as a way of motivation to become better presenters in years to come ahead.
The day’s lesson helped me have a reflection on some of the aspects in becoming a journalist and what it takes to be to edge out the competition when that time comes.