THE LIFE OF JOURNALIST

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This piece of writing brings out the journey of this member of fourth estate right away from from the period is conceived up to the time he or she trains and becomes a real journalist.

Submitted: July 28, 2019

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THE LIFE OF A JOURNALIST.
By: Andayi Churchill Winston.

The life of a journalist is unseen; it begins when a woman conceives through terrible situation. Life goes on through thick and thin, this bustles and hustles of life prepare the unborn for prospective task to come.

When the ‘journalist’ is born in the world of trouble he/she grows up knowing the task ahead is tight.

 The journalist being tough minded while growing up gives them  opportunity  to feel, find and source every detail Within their surroundings, owing to the fact that one is born a journalist, the inborn talent helps him doing regardless of the hurdles of life.

 He is then shaped, nurtured and moulded to become a professional through the school of thought, life and school of education.

 This acquaints them with knowledge to source  and out source each and every pertinent details within their reach.
Things becomes ultimately tight when they encounter journalism life in reality.

 When they are send out to troubled spots and terrible scenes to source news, this calls for a heart of a lion for one to gather up facts and figures, that preparedness makes them to be robust. 

When the events of troubled spot unfold they do not give a peaceable piece of atmosphere.
The flashback does not make him lesser but stronger for the prospective events to come. 

This events are packaged depending on the elements and priority, the steadiness of a journalist can’t be and will never be compromised because the tasks they undertake is always a challenge but finally they manage to produce by calling a spade a spade and not a factor of production.

With all seen and unseen acts that a journalist is subjected to, he/she presses on giving less attention to the dancing squirrels and much attention to the antelope which is his goal objective.

Be it war, floods, border conflicts, health, wedding ceremony, social functions, economic issues affecting one nation among other factors attributing to the aforementioned the journalist still appears to all in society, community, nation and international just to serve the audience right for it’s a duty of every journalist to give the audience what they want to know immediately the events unfold; despite of the overwhelming odds he/she undergoes.

Yes! The journalist owing to the fact that media shapes society and media being agenda setting; the journalist helps the media to perform the surveillance and informative functions to keep both the society and government on the check.

 The battles between journalists and the instruments of power will only cease if any of those within these institutions will respect and safeguard the interests and rights of journalists all over the world, this is because their role and responsibility is well known to every one.

 Threats and intimidation, gagging media  and infringement of the media industry is a thing of the past and should be dealt a blow, but journalists are still troubled and those behind it goes scot free, but the more the trouble, the stronger they become for they live in a free society.

When you endanger a journalist you endanger the whole society or community for you deny the right to find out what’s happening within them. 

The genesis of journalism is not history but literature for it’s told again and again unlike history which can be unfolded in the future. 
Despite the fact that, history is analytical, the literature of journalism still stands fresh and appeals to many.

 The life of a journalist may not be a bed full of roses but his rights and interests should be upholded, this is because the infringement of a journalist rights and freedom will compromise the credibility of his/her job since surveillance denotes observation, It’s always a duty of every journalist to optimally use every medium of communication available to exercise their rights, responsibilities without fear and favour so as not to compromise his job.

A journalist will always remain a journalist since his duties are well known to everyone in the society.

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