So, you’re dead serious about winning that best journalist award this year. Well, you better take these tips into consideration so you’ll get better and better on what you do:
1. Work with other journalists. There is no better way to get great ideas on how you can become a better journalist than working together with people who share your goal. Form a group of journalists that you can meet every week so you can brainstorm and share some ideas and ultimately, help each other succeed in your chosen endeavor.
2. Set your goals. You see, you’re most likely to succeed in this field, or in any other field, if you start the process by setting your goals. Set up short and long term goals. You may want to have at least 3 articles published every week or you may want to be recognized as one of the best journalists by the end of next year. Knowing your goals early on can help you prepare ahead of time. It can also help you make well-informed decisions along the way.
3. Read relevant resources and attend relevant writing seminars that are hosted by top journalists. Make sure that you list all the tips that they’re giving out; you don’t want to soon forget about them. Put everything you’ve learned into practice.
4. Ask for feedback. It will work to your advantage if you tie up with professional editors who have worked in this industry for years. Show them each of the articles that you write and let them critique you and your copies. It is through this that you’ll easily figure out the things that you need to improve on.