Skills to become a successful journalist

Asked by: Guest - 07 Aug 16
I am interested in journalism and joined the mass media and journalism for graduation. I would like to excel in this field & would like to work on my personality development in the same lines. Can anyone guide me the skills required to become a successful journalist?

Our expert said - 10 Aug 16
Journalism is a much talked about field and passion for many. But journalism is not everyone’s cup of tea. One need to have the talent and qualities to survive and succeed in this field. Journalism is not a theoretical subject to be learnt and implemented. The work ethics could be understood, but the personality development and the extroversion in expression is the trait that need to be developed and incorporated.

The main skills required to be a journalist are:

- Expression of ideas and opinion
- Bold outlook
- Ready to take risks
- Interviewing skills
- Interest in social issues and politics
- Honesty
- Leadership as well as team spirit
- Excellent communication skills
- Good hand in writing contents and editing
- Time management skills
- Passion to gather news and travel a lot for that etc.

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