Broadcast journalism is something that I am passionate about. I want to pursue an education in broadcast journalism so that I can pursue a career as an investigative broadcast journalist. This is something I have wanted to pursue since I was a freshman in high school, I decided early on what kind of career I want to have and where I would like to pursue a degree in that career. I came upon this decision because I love watching the news and reading stories online about things happening around the world.
I see other people that have been successful in journalism and that makes me believe that I to can be successful. I have also seen journalists such as Lisa Ling, Adam Yamaguchi, Mariana Van Zeller, and Christof Putzel make a difference in the world just by shedding light on subjects and world issues that most people probably knew nothing of. I want to be a part of educating the world with my stories and reports.
Journalists get to travel the world and see and experience things that most others do not get to see or experience in their lifetimes.
Journalism is exciting and exhilarating. I want to have a career in broadcast journalism because I would be able to document my reports with video instead of just writing about them. People would be able to see my stories, feel what people in my reports are feeling, and witness and in a way be a part of what the people in my reports are going through. Journalism is how the world stays connected, it allows people to see beyond their own homes and communities and become more worldly and informed.
In a way journalism takes the selfishness that most humans possess away, because I know when I see something on the news or in a documentary or even read a story about a struggle someone else in the world is experiencing, for a moment I forget about myself and I feel for that person. Broadcast journalism is something I know I could be good at and it is something that I would love doing every single day. This is something that I know I want to do because I want to make a difference in the world with my work. I want people to watch what I do and be amazed.
I want what I do to inspire other people to follow their dreams just like the journalists I have watched growing up inspired me. If I can change even one person’s life by doing something that I love and I am passionate about, I couldn’t ask for anything else. Becoming a broadcast journalist is something that I am dedicated to pursuing and ultimately hope to make my career. I hope to be able to pursue my dreams at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism so that I can become a broadcast journalist and attempt at making a difference in the world.