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

News startups flourish after failed independence v... A Scottish pro independence rally. Credit: Alister. In the weeks after the people of Scotland voted in a closely contested election to remain a pa...
Vivó is back with a podcast ‘for the people&... Award-winning José Gutiérrez Vivó returns to broadcast journalism with news startup Collective Beat following a successful crowdfunding campaign on Ki...
The immense power of understanding what readers wi... A cash-eyed view. Credit: http://bit.ly/19K6EEb In advertising, media and journalism circles, a conversation has taken place for years about revenue...
Asking the crowd to witness war With a Kickstarter campaign started earlier this week, Boston-based GlobalPost is looking for $95,000 to hire, train and properly equip a conflict cor...

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