Be­hind the in­for­ma­tion

Sun.Star Davao - - Y-SPEAK - By Fritz Drex­ter A. Buque, DCNHS In­tern

NEWS can be any­where. Even a small ru­mor about some­thing can be­come a re­veal­ing thought for a de­sired some­thing and this in­cludes lots of good or bad sto­ries and some events.

Jour­nal­ism comes with a great role to the so­ci­ety, for they are the in­di­vid­u­als who gather in­for­ma­tion that the peo­ple should know. As a stu­dent who wit­nessed the pro­fes­sion of a news re­porter, I’ve learned that wor­thy news never comes easy. Be­fore writ­ing news, they gather much in­for­ma­tion as many as pos­si­ble.

As what I have ob­served, gath­er­ing news and in­for­ma­tion can be amus­ing but it takes a lot of ef­fort, com­mit­ment, knowl­edge, skill, con­fi­dence, and most im­por­tantly pa­tience. One of the many things re­porters get to do is in­ter­view peo­ple from by­standers and wit­nesses to high-rank­ing of­fi­cials.

Some are done with other re­porters, oth­ers ex­clu­sive and go deep into a cer­tain topic. Most com­mon source is a press con­fer­ence where they get the chance to gather in­for­ma­tion about a spe­cific topic. They are able to col­lect much in­for­ma­tion and they also get the chance to ask ques­tions re­gard­ing the con­ver­sa­tion.

Ob­serv­ing what re­porters do can be in­spir­ing for those who as­pire to be one. By ob­serv­ing, we get to see how it is in the field and then have some­thing to pon­der on, whether this is in­deed the ca­reer path you want.

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