Sunday, February 22, 2009

tomorrow never dies

I don't know why I get so scared about the future. Because honestly, post-graduation is the only time in my life when I will have the freedom to go to wherever I want and start living the life I have always wanted to live and finally be a part of a publication for real.

No more pseudo job titles. "I work at the Post-Standard, but I don't have a business card and I will only be here for one more month."

I will finally be in a position where I know my work has room to blossom; that I will be able to personally do follow-up stories and long-winded series and cultivate sources and really embrace my beats.

I have the power to grow as a journalist: to challenge myself to think of creative ideas and angles, to push coverage and packing to the next level, to explore the limitless opportunity of the web and to use the resources and brainpower within my publication to produce informative, innovate approaches to delivering news to people.

Scared? Why should I be? I'm ready. I've learned a lot. I have a lot to offer. I just hope employers see that in my cover letters.


Yofred Moik said...

you should include audiocandy in your cover letter. its too legit.

Anonymous said...

you should also call everyone you sent a cover letter to. print is powerful but a voice in unforgettable.