As the world of journalism transforms from words on a page to a full fledge multi-media experience, from local news, to global news as local news, aspiring journalists are poised on a seemingly precarious landscape. However, this is also one of the most exciting times to be a journalist-in-training. We, perhaps more than anyone, have the opportunity to mold the medium and better serve our fellow man through pioneering techniques and approaches.
I have long wanted to be a foreign correspondent, and to that end I majored in both journalism and Chinese studies at the University of Texas at Austin. When I had the opportunity to practice both of my disciplines via a summer reporting course in China, I realized how much the game was changing.
Through this blog, and hopefully sites to come, I hope to share my experiences in navigating the new, truly global, world of journalism in hopes of assisting other aspiring or accomplished journalists who are having similar experiences.
Not everyone has the time or resources to seek a degree in the country or region they cover, and while Internet research and briefings with experts are great, there’s no substitute for testimonials from individuals trying to accomplish similar goals. I hope this blog serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas, experiences and advice on practices and situations in different parts of our nation and the globe.
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