First, I want a job, so I have to figure out how to fulfill the wants ofeditors. That means: Write. Write some more. Have my writing evaluated.Write better next time. Challenge myself to different styles of writing. I willnot succeed at all of them, but I will focus on a few and polish my skills.
Second: Report. Report some more. I will do reporting based mostlyon interviews, reporting that involved digging into databases, reporting thatrequired learning something complicated.
Third thing I believe is a practice one: Take internship. Get anadvantage of my internships to talk with the other reporters about how theydo their jobs.
Fourth: Read, read and read. Read a lot, fiction and non-fiction. I needto be so well-read that grammar becomes instinctive. I need to be so well-read that I will have multiple story models in my head when I’ll sit down towork on an article.
In the end, the fifth thing it’s to develop a specialty that gives meoptions. I don’t know now which will be my specialty but I’m very sure Iwon’t try to do everything