A young journalist’s to-do list

Learn Arcview. Refresh statistics knowledge. Produce more multimedia. Just three of the ambitious goals on newbie reporter Shannan Bowen’s list. Bowen’s been out of college a little more than a year and works for a small paper in North Carolina, the Wilmington Star-News. On her personal blog, she’s tracking her progress as a young journalist.

It seems like I’m always working on something. If I’m not working for the paper, I’m working on learning new things and, well, just being a journalism nerd.

It’s both inspiring and a little intimidating to read Shannan’s plan for “getting on track.”

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