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19 Things Only A Journalist Will Understand
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Published: Oct 2, 2015

“I became a journalist to come as close as possible to the heart of the world.” – Henry Luce

Journalism is not an easy job. You are responsible for every single word you say or write. And if by mistake, or unconsciously, you say something that’s not true then only GOD can help you. Here are 19 things only journalists will understand.

1. BREAKING NEWS isn’t as breaking for you anymore

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2. Filing a story within a deadline is always a nightmare

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3. Your thinking revolves around the basic “inverted pyramid” rules

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4. People expect you to know everything about everything happening in the world

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5. You don’t have a specific time or place for lunch or dinner

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6. Coffee and chai form your daily dose of rejuvenation.

Work – coffee – work – coffee

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7. Coming up with an attractive headline is no small feat – some of us even compare it to scaling Everest. No jokes.

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8. And no matter how much you proofread your work, your editor will ALWAYS find a “typo”.

Sneaky bastard – always manages to slip in!

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9. But once your work is published you feel like the weight of the world has been lifted from on top of your shoulders!

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10. You learn to keep your mouth shut because you know that you will be responsible for all the extra work

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11. And you hate it when your editor asks you to cover a story you know absolutely nothing about

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12. You don’t know the meaning of a “weekend” is.

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13. Time is a luxury you don’t have

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14. You are tired of the never ending news

Why can’t everything just STOP?

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15. You are used to hearing yourself being called a “Yahoodi agent”

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16. But everytime someone tells you they love your work you have a new happy feeling each time.

Let me hug you!!

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17. Each one of us has that one friend who reminds you, incessantly that you chose the wrong profession

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18. And that they earn way more than you even though you are smarter…

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19. Regardless of what you hear on a daily basis, you still stand by your choice and love what you do! <3

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