What I Learned From My Time Working at Newspapers

What I learned from working at newspapers michelle maskalyDuring a recent interview, someone asked me what I learned the most from my time working in newspapers. I didn’t even have to think long about my answer.

“I learned so much, but if I had to narrow it down to one general lesson, I would say it was to not be complacent, embrace change and always be proactive.”

There was silence on the other end of the phone.

Obviously, they asked me to explain.

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Why Journalists Make Great Content Creators, Social Strategists

Journalist naturally make great content creators and social strategists. The reason? They are always looking for the story.

And, a great story usually equals great content. Great content usually equals great social media.

When it comes to content, as a journalist, you are trained to always be looking for the story, and to look deeper than what’s on the surface. When we look at a situation, we not only see what’s right in front of us, but we see what we can make with what we are given. We look beyond the obvious and dig deeper to find the heart and soul of what makes the situation interesting, appealing and headline grabbing.

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