chapter  1
Do You Want the Job?
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That is how a school student summed it up for every hopeful broadcast journalist when she wrote about what her tutors told her.

. . . and that is what a veteran learned.

Ask yourself these questions. Am I a curious person? Do I ask about people, processes, events and how things happen? Am I sceptical sometimes? Do I like the sound and images of life and human activity: action, conflict, harmony, delight, emotion, surprise or shock? Can I write words that are to be spoken and understood immediately? Can I write in sentences that offer one thought at a time? Words that fit with sound or moving pictures? If not, can I learn to do that? If you start by ticking Yes to these, then you do go for it.