Why I'm A Journalist: Personal Stories From Those Who Cover The News by Aaron ChimbelWhy I'm A Journalist: Personal Stories From Those Who Cover The News by Aaron Chimbel

Why I'm A Journalist: Personal Stories From Those Who Cover The News

EditorAaron Chimbel

Paperback | July 27, 2017

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Why be a journalist? It can be a difficult job with long hours, hard work, and an uncertain future. Journalists face relentless criticism and an industry in transition. Aaron Chimbel has put together a collection of essays from working journalists who answer the question ' why be a journalist? ' with their personal stories of coming up, toiling in the field, and writing important, career-defining stories. These journalists come from different mediums, beats, and locations, offering varying accounts of the travails and rewards of being a working journalist across changing landscapes and timelines.

The essays inWhy I'm a Journalistoffer encouragement and wisdom about the path to being a reporter, a broadcaster, an editor, or a media professional. This is a collection for students interested in the field, early upstarts engaged with building their careers, and seasoned pros looking to learn from their colleagues.'

Aaron Chimbel is an associate professor of professional practice in journalism at Texas Christian University's Bob Schieffer College of Communication, where he has taught full-time since 2009.
Title:Why I'm A Journalist: Personal Stories From Those Who Cover The NewsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:July 27, 2017Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415349222

ISBN - 13:9780415349222

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Table of Contents


Byron Pitts


Aaron Chimbel

Section 1 ' Public Affairs Journalists

Norah O'Donnell

John F. Harris

Perla Trevizo

Ziva Branstetter

Section 2 ' International Journalists

Elise Hu

Muhammad Lila

Robyn Kriel

Can D'ndar

Section 3 ' Media Journalists

Eric Deggans

Brian Stelter

Kristen Hare

Section 4 ' Business Journalists

Karen Blumenthal

Kelli B. Grant

Michael Schreiber

Section 5 ' Sports Journalists

Karen Crouse

Mark Godich

Joel Anderson

Section 6 ' Print Journalists

Tawnell D. Hobbs

Rose Baca

Lee Powell

Section 7 ' Broadcast Journalists

John Sharify

Michele Mitchell

Carlos C. Hopkins

Wayne Freedman

Section 8 ' Digital Journalists

David Cohn

Mila Sanina

Steve Myers

Section 9 ' Journalism Leaders

Aminda (Mindy) Marqu'Gonzalez

Peter Bhatia

Susana Schuler

Jay Shaylor

Section 10 ' Young Journalists

Alex Apple

Lexy Cruz

Andrea Drusch

Lauren Galippo

Andrea Masenda

Ryan Osborne

Daniel Salazar


Bob Schieffer

Editorial Reviews

"In an age of journalism demonization, this book is a tonic, a rich source of pride in the profession by some of America¿s finest newsgatherers. It¿s a book brimming with practical advice for journalism students and would-be reporters, but it¿s also a wonderful reminder to those of us longer in the tooth that what we do, and what we train others to do, matters a great deal." -Charles N. Davis, The University of Georgia, USA