The Dolphin Editors Pick 5: What makes a good journalist and where to go for news
March 29, 2012
Filed under Arts & Leisure
1. Aubree Weaver, News & Features Editor: I think what makes me a solid journalist is the passion I have for what I do. I love The New York Times and ABC News, and can never get enough of “the truth.”
2. Rebecca Black, Sports Editor: A good journalist must be honest, factual, easy-going and prepared. They must always be ready for what comes next, and be aware of what is occurring on and off campus. I usually get my news from The New York Times and ESPN, and to keep up with my celebrity news, I go to people.com and eonline.com.
3. A.C. “Mac” MacKenzie, Opinion Editor: Excellence in any field, not just journalism, stems from commitment. Of course, everything in moderation — there’s a difference between having to decline a dinner out with friends to meet a deadline and skipping your nephew’s bar mitzvah to meet a deadline. Being able to gauge the relative importance of one’s work and one’s personal life is a two-way street
I get my news from Seth Meyers on “Saturday Night Live,” sometime between the digital short and the second musical number. He had Sarah Palin on the other night. The romantic tension was palpable.
4. James Barcomb, Arts & Leisure Editor: Being a good journalist means both loving what you do and learning from your past mistakes. Admittedly, I tend to turn to online sources for general news (e.g. Google News). Being a movie fan, I also make frequent visits to rottentomatoes.com and ropeofsilicon.com.
5. Amelia Luce, Production Manager: In my mind, a good journalist is an extrovert who doesn’t mind putting themselves out there and asking lots of questions. I get my news from local newspapers such as The Post-Standard, The Democrat and Chronicle and of course, ESPN.com.