Follow your passions outside journalism to become a better journalist

One of the best ways to improve your abilities as a journalist is to pursue passions outside of journalism, said deputy editor of TheAtlantic.com Matt Thompson.

“This is going to sound like rainbows and lollipops or whatever but be passionate and engaged people with all the things that you do. There’s never been a passion that I have had outside my journalism that has not made my journalism better,” said Thompson, who sang in an acapella group in college.

Related Posts

Last-ditch plans by gaming journalists to keep the... Serious screen glow. Credit: L'hò. So you know when you're playing a game on your iPhone and you're offered a bunch of extra coins to watch an ad?...
WATCH: 20 amazing news startups from around the wo... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmsrEpocDUQ&index=1&list=PLTmPpsT350ibctnKMuFUkbC806wcVqkd8 If you’re as big a geek about news startups as I ...
Cólon: New media is now better than mainstream med... A bank clerk at work after a night of riots in Athens, Greece in December 2008. | ANDRÉS MOURENZA A little over a month ago, the magazine Revista ...
When dinner inspires dreams: How City Bureau wants... Reporters meet at City Bureau's summer open house . City Bureau launched last fall and have published more than 30 journalists in various Chicago new...

Comments

comments

Khari Johnson
Khari is founder and editor of Through the Cracks: Crowdfunding in Journalism. He also writes about bots and artificial intelligence for VentureBeat. He has built news startups in the U.S. and Europe for the last decade.

NO COMMENTS

Leave a Reply