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.

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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.

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