Today’s new generation of journalists is entering a media environment where “everything is possible, up for grabs, and nothing is certain.” But the new media will also require more trusted journalists with expertise.
A veteran Bloomberg reporter tells JMSC students that today's journalists should have passion, talent, and tenacity and that business news is no different from any other kind of reporting beat -- business journalists still need to have strong writing skills, be good listeners, and do their homework. Doing live TV interviews, however, required a certain skill set.
An award winning journalist and author offers students some career advice -- have an entrepreneurial mindset, become an expert and people will seek you out, and look for opportunities to work freelance or as a stringer for news organizations that are eliminating full-time overseas staff.
The Internet is going to require new legal approaches to media law, because the old approaches, rooted in traditional law, are being made obsolete by the digital age, a legal expert predicted at a recent conference at The University of Hong Kong.