Job Shadowing

Job shadowing. It’s new to me and my school.

This is a guest post. My name is AurorA Bear, and I’m a freshman at Montpelier Public School. Last week our career counselor decided to send us all out on a job shadow for the first time in years.

I, being the writer-y person that I am, was sent to the Jamestown Sun. As part of the job shadow, I was invited to write a guest post.

To be honest, I was a little nervous, especially considering I’m the only one who went to the Jamestown Sun, but it’s actually been kind of fun. The entire experience has been… different than what I’m used to.

I’ve actually learned quite a bit. I’ve never really thought much about journalism, but it seems a lot different than my original thoughts on it. It seems a lot more free. In movies and such you see evil editors and extreme silence all of the time. From what I’ve been told today, that’s not true.

I’ve always known I needed another  job to support my novel-writing pursuits. Journalism has now been added to my list of possibilities.


3 Responses

  1. Respect to the fellow columnist who allowed a newcomer to take the pen to the paper in writing this column. I believe journalism (regardless of which area of interest) needs some new faces with a view on topics that are deep in their hearts and which people can relate to. We’re seeing some people who either have been in the business too long or try too hard to earn recognition and disregard the importance of providing readers with interesting facts to chew on. I think AurorA Bear’s column is perhaps the first of many to come should the student decide to continue with that profession in the future. It’s just a matter of finding out what the person wants to be and which area is of utmost interest and that can be done just by learning from a profi, like you. Let’s hope others will follow suit.

    Cheers and greetings from Germany 🙂

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