Writing Challenges: Inspiration and ideas to spark your creativity every day

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For the Community Journalism Project, you are a journalist. What characteristics and tools will help you be successful in this role? Here's a partial list to get you started. 
A journalist needs:
  • An open, independent mind
  • Curiosity 
  • Patience
  • The ability to listen, learn, and synthesize information
  • Bravery and a strong moral compass
  • A sense of humor
A journalist must:
  • Read, read, read, especially about current and historic events, people, issues
  • Research using reputable, non-partisan sources
  • Love writing
  • Learn how to interview and tell the story (the who, what, where, how, why)
  • Be honest and truthful
  • Meet deadlines
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