Five ways to get a headstart this year

For strange but somewhat understandable reasons, journalists are sceptical of making new year resolutions.

Maybe because things change in this profession, faster than we envisage them or without us being in control. Maybe because we are afraid fo failure; afraid of not sticking to them. Or maybe we are plain lazy, letting things happen to us rather than striving to make them happen.

Yet, there can be little doubt that focusing attention and energy and time on specific targets can achieve quantifiable results. On poynter.org, Butch Ward lists five perfectly reasonable resolutions we can try to start off the year with:

1) Get to know the staff better

2) Talk to your audience

3) Develop new sources

4) Learn something

5) Brainstorm ideas

Read the full article here: For the New Year: Back to Basics

2 Comments

  1. SS

    Some are of the view that instead of making New Year resolutions, it would be better if day to day resolutions are made and see that it is carried out. For instance making resolutions like, today I will limit the number of cigarettes to five, today I will remain cheerful throughout the day, today I will not get annoyed over trivial issues, etc. At the end of the day we derive satisfaction of seeing our resolution accomplished. In the long run it is felt that this will positively transforms our attitude towards facing life.

  2. Your blog really gave me a deep insight into the world of a Journalist and Journalism. Keep rocking in 2007!!

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