Tuesday, August 3, 2010

No Laughing in Journalism

Professor Sree Sreenivasan
By Imani Watson (Chicago, IL)

Just kidding. Actually, that couldn't be further from the truth. Journalists are often portrayed as these very intense, abrasive people. Most journalists that I know personally are quite amiable. Many forget that journalists are people too. Sure, they may be more outspoken than your average Joe, but they are people nonetheless.

Yesterday, we had a great guest speaker at breakfast, Sree Sreenivasan, a journalism educator at Columbia University. He gave us a lot of cool tips about how to use the Internet and social networking sites to our advantage. Although he is all about using these sites for professional uses, he was completely relatable and actually very funny. He had the entire room laughing.

So, yes, journalists do put in a lot of work and are very serious about their passion, but the experience should always be enjoyable for the journalist. When you can talk about your passion and make others laugh, it's priceless.

1 comment:

  1. It's good to know that journalist aren't uptight boring people, such as the one portrayed in last night's rerun of "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia"