|Posted by Jay Jackson on February 17, 2012 at 1:00 PM|
Stay informed. There's little else sadder than a reporter who's general knowledge of the world around them is poor. If you don't know who the Speaker of the House, Senate Majority Leader, your congressperson, etc is, then you're way behind. But don't think it's just limited to those examples. General knowledge is extremely important because you'll more than likely start as a general assignment reporter. You should have some knowledge about anything that's making news. Whether it's the latest rap song from Lil Wayne to new voting laws in Alabama, stay up to date on news and newsmakers. it will be a powerful tool during the job interview.