I had always dreamt of being a Journalist since I went to University but when I graduated and I decided that I wanted to work in Marketing.
And I am glad I made that change as now in a world filled with termoil and bad news happening every blooming second, Journalists have to report the harrowing goings on- I don’t think I could be cut out for it.
Laura Kuenssberg is a total legend and a massive inspiration to me- plus she wears pink blazers so what’s not to like? But she has to report about Brexit, interview politicians and now report about Covid19 and I wonder how the heck does she sleep at night?
How do you report to the world about the s ituations going on right now to then suddenly go home to her loved ones? How can you switch off? Perhaps she Laura doesn’t I don’t know.
All I know is that if that were me, I would come home in rage and anger and want to vent out my frustrations to my family when I got home. I would try to do yoga and practice mindfulness but then I would know I would have to face it all over again the next day.
It’s not just Laura though, all reporters out there no matter what the platform ar having to report about deaths, bodies, murder, politics, racism.., the list goes on. As a reporter you need to remain professional, balanced and not bring your own emotion or opinion to a story and I know that I get emotionally invested in hard hitting news stories. I would find it hard to hold back the tears when reporting to the camera, I would end up crying when the camera’s off.
Obviously reporters are human and they will have times when they need to take a moment for their mental health. They must be really strong when having to be a Journalist in the world that we are living in right now. I bow down to them and appluaude their work as I could not be a Journalist not where everyday was a bad news story day.