Journalism isn’t always about writing and reporting repetitive stories five days a week. In fact, you choose a particular topic in the journalism field you are experienced at and go from there. When I mean “particular journalism field,” this can be defined as what stories do you have experience in? What are your strengths and weaknesses for writing these types of stories? How can you improve?
Here are some examples down below to help you identify what journalism field hits you close to home:
- Investigative Reporting
- Local News Reporting
- Weather Reporting
- Sports Reporting
- World Events
- Pop Culture
As these “High School Journalist” blog posts continue, here is another idea you can do for writing and photography purposes:
Buy a school binder, write about something you enjoy reading or watching, print it from your computer and stick it in your binder under different section names. To provide you with an example, if you are going to write about a certain movie, you can place that article under “Film Studies” or “Movie Review” tabs. What this will do is to help you excel in your writing abilities and when you look back on it three years later, you will notice how your writing style has changed: for better or worse.
In a previous blog post, I briefly mentioned MagCloud and some of the projects you can publish on that website. But what’s going to be brought up within this post is that MagCloud is not always about publishing your photographic work. You can create a story book, magazine no one has ever heard of, newsletters, cards and yearbooks.
If you are interested in creating a newsletter, for example, sign onto your MagCloud account and hit at the top: Create. Afterwards, select, “Download Templates” and click on “Newsletters.” Choose which newsletter you would like to create and download the template. Remember, some projects may not always be appealing at first, but the more you continue to create and publish as many projects as you are desired to do, your recognition will happen in no time. For the time being, have fun and always learn from those who give you the greatest advice. Constructive criticism is important because it helps your work improve significantly.