The age of the new journalist


The age of the new journalist
By Zan Azlee

In my slightly over a decade period as a professional journalist, I see myself as lucky having gone through both the traditional and the new journalism era. I also consider myself lucky to have gained experience in all forms of journalism media, from print to broadcast and also online.

And even luckier, to have been a part of large media organisations and also running as a one man freelance and entrepreneurial journalist. All this definitely gives me (or at least I think it gives me) some weight when it comes to commenting on and even practicing journalism.

Before you all start dissing me about being self-gloating and self-righteous, just here me out. At the end of the day, I’m writing this column and not you! (I kid! I kid!) Jokes aside, I feel very passionate about journalism and the media and want nothing more than to see it thrive and see more and more people get in to it in Malaysia.

So it really pains me when I see young journalists (and many old ones too) these days who don’t want to give themselves a chance to experience and learn new things. Here’s a tip – I hear working in a bank offers good employee benefits! [Click to read the rest of article at English.AstroAwani.Com]

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