How to prepare for a job at a newspaper?
Be known to the media language a little, it is suggested not to be too prompt if you get the clue rather try to learn more even though you know what it is.
The jargon in print media includes “story”:is a piece of news article,” beat”: which means a certain department a reporter takes care of, “peg”: is the gist of the story or a story brief, “by line”:is the name of the reporter being mentioned along with his story which is considered a mark of appreciation. ”events”: are referred to as a predetermined occurring in the city or nation, ”photo story”: is a photograph of an important event or a shot which is worthy of a place with a short brief or a tagline, ”PC”:is short for a press conference, ”Anchor article”: is a story that is situated at the end of a page which is basically a special story and is referred to as anchor because it holds the attention of the viewer, ”inverted pyramid”:an inverted pyramid is the way of writing an event which holds information in descending order of their importance, “feature article”: a feature article is all in all an opinionated piece which holds the thoughts of the writer, ”follow up”:is a story which follows a story already published.
- If it’s your first day do read today’s paper and go, especially the one you are working for.
- Try to appear being interested in the discussion and do let them know about it.
- Do give in your thoughts about the story or any additional information that you have, keeping in mind that you should actually know about it and its relevant. Because the most favorable chances are that you know it coz they were the ones who told you about it.
- Suggest any creative idea that you have, everybody bids on that.
- Do not shower all your amazing writing skills on the first day it’s suggested that you let it out bit by bit.
- If you get a chance to write a piece yourself look for catchy headings.
- It’s a long struggle if you have decided to stick around so that’s just what you have got to do, stick around.
Typography: A leading career
We all love to see differently designed words and paragraphs as we all see in the font option of Microsoft word in our daily life. But have you ever thought from where these designs come from? Its actually the typographer who establishes the various fonts and is a fast growing career these days. It also includes typefaces, point size, line length, leading (line spaces), and tracking (adjusting spaces between groups of letters).
The typography can be done in various languages as French, German, Chinese, and Japanese etc. These fonts are used in various magazines and newspapers.
It is basically the art of creativity and somewhat related to designing, where you can give your imagination a way. The more creative you are the better career you have ahead. Nowadays, this field of career has been extended to printing press, graphics designing, media groups, advertising world.
Suppose a child is fond of making new shapes every time, with pencils, pens, match-sticks, this can be the perfect career for him.