Being a multiplatform journalist means sacrifices

Last week instead of my usual seminar from 2 pm to 4 pm, I attended the one from 4 pm to 6 pm. No big deal, right? However, I’ve noticed that students tend to pay less attention after a long day, or when they didn’t get enough sleep.

Since I started Uni, I’ve only had classes from 11 am, but this term they changed it to 9 am. Such an awful time, isn’t it? Everyone keeps complaining about it. But today I have realized that we shouldn’t because now we are just students but in the actual working world we don’t get to choose our working hours.

Being a multiplatform journalist means sacrifices, sometimes being able to work for 24 consecutive hours. You must be punctual and meet your deadlines. Let’s face the reality; no one cares about your problems; if you haven’t had enough sleep or you’re stressed, so if you aren’t prepared to face these sacrifices, you aren’t ready to work in this environment. That’s what I’ve learned in today’s seminar.

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We should stop complaining about waking up for a lecture at 9 am and make some effort because it is worth our career.

On my way to becoming a Multiplatform Fashion Journalist

Every journey has a beginning. I literally come from a long one! All the way from Italy to pursue my dreamto become a Fashion Journalist.

Being a multiplatform journalist isn’t just about writing on different social media. It’s about providing content for different platforms (print or online), or being able to work on different tasks at the same time.

It’s true that nowadays we are facilitated by new technologies, though you actually need to know how to use them. Honestly, I am not that good at it. Thanks to my classmates and lecturers I’ve managed to handle it. Thank God. Now I’m able to create multimedia contents to make my blog more engaging.

I believe a good Multiplatform Journalist should be organized and able to work in a fast environment. Skills that I think I have. But I’m just at the beginning and I still need to learn how to target the right audience and write in an appropriate style.

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I have a couple of years ahead of me to improve these skills by attending lectures and taking advice from lecturers and peers, and of course I will keep working hard to achieve my goals.