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  1. I will say it as an operator, i.e. a person who constantly works with journalists. Everyone can be a journalist even without special education, and vice versa, you can finish the journalism faculty with honors, but you will never become a journalist. The reason is simple – being a journalist is a way of life and a state of mind. So what makes a journalist a good journalist? First: the ability to receive information, second: the ability to work with information, third: stress tolerance and the ability to stand in their positions. I will also add that in my understanding, a journalist should have principles and ethics. Although I am sure there are many excellent journalists who think only about money and sponsors and not about what “the people have the right to know”.

  2. Journalism is not a gift, but a skill set. The ability to write well and clearly, the ability to delve into the topic, but not dig into it. You need to be able to ask unpleasant questions and not allow people to evade answers, but at the same time win people over. A healthy and strong psyche is necessary, as the work is not easy, without normalized hours. Plus, you often have to listen to unfounded criticism in your address from excessively irritated people. You need to be able to tell interesting stories, find unusual angles of stories. In general, you need to be able to do very, very much, half of everything comes with practice, half-talent and a good education. Knowledge of ethics is also important, otherwise someone may get hurt. And I agree with Viktor, not everyone can do it. If you don't learn to switch, and sometimes be a family member or friend, and not a journalist, then you will quickly burn out at work. ;> But at the same time, this is not a profession that you can forget about when you get home.

  3. Let's take it in order. What is it like to be a journalist? As with any other profession, it depends on the degree of your enthusiasm.

    Further. As outlined above, skills play a key role. I would suggest reading more and writing more, as I was advised to do when applying. A very important detail right now is that the range of things a journalist can do is incredibly wide, so you can use very, very different skills from being able to edit and edit videos to blogging. Social media activity is also cool. In this Internet age, it's important for a journalist to keep up to date with everything, so stay tuned. I highly recommend Twitter for such purposes. Public speaking skills, experience on stage, or practice writing articles for a school wall newspaper, or any kind of publicity in general will be very useful.�

    About predisposition, I can only say that communication skills will help to establish contacts, but still it all depends on what exactly you want to do. For a cameraman or photojournalist, the main thing is to do your job well.

    Good luck in your endeavors!:)

  4. What exactly do you want to become? There are a lot of genres. I'm a sports journalist. He just wrote well, was interested in football and sports topics, and started working as one without any education. I do interviews, articles and various materials all the time. I'm loving it.�

    I advise you to read the book by Leonid Bershidsky – Craft. There is direct very detailed information about this profession. Good luck!

  5. And the wording doesn't make it clear exactly what kind of journalist you want to become – print, TV, or online publications(after all, print and the Internet are two rocks with a cliff between them, and they almost don't intersect;) or “I want to talk about the news in a nice red suit, and talk about the weather in a red dress.” But seriously, without sarcasm and to the point-a journalist is not just a journalist, it is a professional in his field , whether it is politics, sports, art, social life… Plus, at the same time a competent and well-read person.Develop and develop the necessary skills as well:print – �written word, grammar, style; �TV journalist – rhetoric, logic, communication skills with people, and so on. And finally, I recommend M. Ganapolsky's book “Sweet and Sour Journalism”, in which you can find professional advice, but also laugh heartily, as it is written very easily and for a wide audience and is read in one breath.)

  6. well, judging by the wording of your question, you still have, say, a lot to learn (if you are, of course, about yourself).
    In principle, everyone can become a journalist, but not quite. It's like being an actor or an actress – you don't have to have an education or anything to be successful. and, in turn, even a good education may not help. and it's not about talent or not talent. there are people who are naturally well-versed in language and they like to communicate with people. (if you're an introvert, being a journalist can be a challenge.) but this gift of” talking ” can also be developed-very simply-by reading books, articles, etc.
    try to write something, an article. you can even take someone else's topic. it will be very useful to write an article in the style of some popular author. this is a good warm-up, but don't push yourself into one style.
    in short, perseverance and hard work will ruin everything.that is, it will
    definitely be easier for some to find themselves in the profession of a journalist, for others it will be more difficult. but, with proper work on yourself, you can become anyone you want!

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