Week 5 accomplishments as a Rookie Reporter:
1. Worked a new serving job at a restaurant in East Lansing
2. Reported LIVE from a Meridian Township meeting (VIDEO SOON TO COME)
3. Became more familiar with the community while working Celebrate Downtown Okemos
A recruiter from a news station once told me, “Breaking into this industry is like being an actor. In the beginning you work hard for little to no pay- waiting for your big break.”
This advice prepared me for what the industry would throw my way. I know what it takes to land an on air reporting position and am willing to put in the work. I have to hustle harder and manage my time better.
But since I’ve been serving these thoughts have crossed my mind:
“I really need more time to edit this news package. More time would make it better but I have to work at the restaurant in an hour.”
“ Why did I agree to work the night before I have to do a live report? I could really use the time to prepare more.”
“I would much rather be familiarizing myself with the community at this Okemos event than serving margaritas and enchiladas.”
So I propose the question how do you give something you love 100% of your efforts when you can’t give it 100% of your time?
I love challenges.. I’ll figure this one out.