What skills do journalists need to succeed in today’s newsrooms?

Shazna Nessa, a deputy managing editor at the Associated Press, joined us for this week’s career chat.

During the chat, she talked about the skills journalists need to succeed in the field and ways that they can make themselves more marketable. She also drew on her experiences at the Associated Press and offer insight into what the AP looks for when hiring journalists.

You can replay the chat here:

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  • Anonymous

    A teacher would be fired if her lectures were as unpredictable as the events that reporters must investigate. This is one of the most important reasons why so many voters are too ignorant to vote intelligently. But I predict that Shazna Nessa won’t talk about the news media’s failute to make our democracy work like it should because reporters are not interested in communicating like a teacher. They just want to report the news by writing the first draft of history. They don’t want to educate voters by writing the second draft.