Advice from Journalist

Jun 25 · 1 min read

by Jimmy Afolabi

This year, the 826NYC Post was supported by 4 wonderful volunteers with backgrounds in journalism: Carly Fisher, David Ewalt, and Henry Lu. They shared their career wisdom with the class, and student Jimmy Afolabi reports back.

Today, people who work in the journalism field came to speak to us about their work. Here’s what they had to say about journalism:

  • Work with your colleagues. It’s important to form relationships with others, and by working with your co-workers, you are forming friendships and business relationships that will help you throughout your career.
  • Find a person who can help you with your newspapers and journalism activities.
  • Find friends who are willing to write articles and support you. The team does not have to be big and can start off small.
  • Write about what happens around your community
  • Interview guest speakers
  • Publish your articles via emailing newsletters to print your articles.
  • The most difficult job of a journalist is to tell the people in power the truth, and also the public. This is difficult because people don’t like hearing things that don’t please them.
  • Have an unbiased opinion, and be able to present topics whether you agree with them or not.

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Extra, extra! Our middle school journalists are writing all about it.