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Newshounds have the ability to see the bigger picture

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The saying ‘what goes around, comes around’ isn’t karmic commentary; it’s just the cyclical nature of life and business.


21 Jun 2020
PREMIUM!
Newshounds have the ability to see the bigger picture

Sandton Sun hotel. Picture: Tsogo Sun

There’s a misconception among newspaper and magazine readers that the skill of a journalist revolves around the ability to write well. I don’t agree. As far as I’m concerned, the three main attributes of a good reporter (in order) are the abilities to see, get and tell a story. Good writing – which does not mean using fancy phrases and clever sentence constructions – is a soul-pleasing bonus for the literate reader. Perhaps (I reiterate, this is a personal view) the most critical skill is identifying a story. It’s where a journo gets a name for having a “nose for...

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