Learning to Be a Well-Rounded Journalist
Over winter break this past year, I had the pleasure of meeting with a long-time WGN broadcaster, Dave Eanet. Eanet has been a broadcaster for Northwestern athletes and the Chicago Cubs for a little under 20 years. One piece of advice that really stuck with me was that to be a successful modern day journalist you can’t just have one set of skills. He said you can’t only be a good writer, or only know how to video edit. With all the multimedia today, you need to have knowledge on how to edit, write, produce, etc. your segments. The goal of this course was similar to what he said. Coming into this class I was a bit nervous because I had a very limited knowledge on how to use my camera, edit, or write a well-scripted package. Thanks to our last eight assignments and instruction over the past few months that nervousness has gone away.
WGN Broadcaster Dave Eanet gave similar advice as Professor Collins on how to be a successful journalist in today’s culture.