I have just been overcome with the feeling that I have a genius idea.
Not so much as IDEA, but suggestion.
A suggestion that I think should be a mandate.
Listen closely, (I have told another person, and he agrees):
All future journalists, or anyone with any desire to be a journalist should be required to take an INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS course. Not just a weekend seminar, A COURSE.
I have that class in an hour, and I have previously learned about Interpersonal Communications in Journalism in high school. I seriously believe that the future of journalism can be shaped and pushed in a positive direction if everyone that wants a career in journalism takes an Interpersonal Communication course.
Now, I personally believe that everyone at one point or another should take some sort of Interpersonal Communication course, but journalists NEED it.
Journalists need to be able to properly conduct interviews, understand how to relate to others, cultural differences, etc. Journalists are constantly communicating.. the job of a journalist is to communicate. We communicate with EVERYONE. We want people to listen to us. We want to inform others, and with Interpersonal Communication skills..the world of journalism would be a better place.
Journalist hard at work!
(I am going to try to include photos with my blog entries; I am trying not to include a photo just for the sake of having one.)
"Journalism will kill you, but it will keep you alive while you're at it." --Horace Greeley