Most people think they have what it takes to be a good reporter; well I am here to tell you today, not so fast my friend. Being a reporter takes a lot of work, it isn’t just all fun and games. It takes patience, it takes dedication, and it also takes a special someone to be good at reporting.
I found a website that explained to me what it takes to be a good reporter. It had six tips on what it takes to be a successful reporter. The six tips were smart, curious, quick, pleasant, honest, and courageous. On this website “beginning reporting” it lays out what it takes to be successful in those specific areas. It goes into detail about each of the six steps it takes to be a successful reporter.
I really encourage you to check it out. It has really helped me out over the years with my writing skills. Also if you have time check out Marc Cooper’s How to Report the News in Three Easy Steps. Now, do you think you have what it takes to be a good reporter?