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Being a Journalist is all about Sharing the Truth

Journalism is a virtuous and honorable profession. The first and principal requirement of The Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics is "to seek truth and report it." It is their duty to discover the truth and share it with the public. Even though we are living in a corrupted world filled with lies, still journalists need, to be honest, stouthearted and assertive when they are gathering, reporting or interpreting certain news or information. When Joel Landau found his spotlight, he immediately knew that nothing can hold him back from it. However, some journalists don't necessarily strive to seek out to truth, regardless whether it is for their own personal gain, usually financial, or because they are reluctant to dig deep because of fear of the consequences. For Landau, and probably for many others, this is one of the best parts about this occupation.


Sharing the truth


Studying source journalism can provide you with plenty of career opportunities in newspapers, magazines, social media, television, radio, Internet multimedia, corporate and community journalism, from which you can choose from. Once you complete your formal education, you need to develop and enhance your understanding of the global field of journalism, since it is a must for every journalist. This includes learning the ethical standards and best practices that are needed for the process of newsgathering and compiling a news report. Such processes usually require peer-to-peer feedback, issue investigation, and active projects. Joel Landau, one of America's leading news respondents, loves being a journalist and has never doubted his choice to pursue a career in media.


Apart from seeking out the truth, Landau loves being a journalist because it allows him to see what's behind the scene, he gets to find out things by talking with all kinds of people and attending meetings that are usually closed to the public. All of these helps him form his own firm opinion and see the whole picture, and not just the filtered, refined result. Being a journalist comes with a number of perks such as being able to interview or talk with speakers and get first-hand information that others may never hear about, meet incredible people and be invited to exclusive events that are only for a selected group of people.

Landau Offers His Tips for Aspiring Journalist

Making a living from writing can indeed be tricky, but as times change it is becoming easier for people to pursue a writing career. There's more to a career in writing than being a journalist or novelist, especially nowadays when the business is booming. The first and foremost rule for every aspiring journalist is to never limit their career to stereotypes about what writers can do. With more than ten years of experience in this business, Joel Landau has become one of the leading news respondents, known for exploring various writing fields. His advice to those who want a career with words is to broaden their horizons and be open to even some less-known options.


In areas like web writing, internal communications and new business, most big companies have been employing their own writers for years now. The task of these writers is to help those companies win over new clients and contracts. Although your writing options should never be limited, still Joel Landau considers starting out as a specialist in a particular subject as an actual advantage. Acquiring some kind of training in order to be better and more creative writer can also be beneficial. However, getting a degree isn't always the answer because when it comes to making it as a journalist unfortunately there isn't a specific course to study, or a fast career path to follow.


Nowadays there are many courses that can help you refine and polish your writing skills, and of course there are also the old fashioned studies in English Language and Literature which can also help you start a career in journalism or creative writing. Joel Landau for example studied Political Science and Government, but that didn’t limit the course of his career, and although he started reporting in the legal industry, later on he was able to move to new topics and interests. There are number of ways to get started, and regardless which way you choose the most important thing is to be passionate and driven. Once you enter the world of writing, you’ll see those endless options that are waiting to be discovered.

Joel Landau with New Resolutions

As an established and experienced reporter, Joel Landau was covering breaking news story even in the days before the Internet frenzy. But as time changed, so did he, and nowadays his main focus is YouTube and other viral videos and stories. Pushing the envelope with his coverage, Landau soon gained praise and respect from some of the most respected editors. Landau was able to build this modest success by taking a careful approach to the craft of writing. For him, it is all about the quality of the service he provides, and for that, he needed a well-developed approach that works best for him, helps him stay focused and doesn't allow any distractions to interfere with his writing.


In Joel Landau’s case, it was the desire for truth and his passion for writing that brought him to into journalism and made him the inspiring reporter that he is today. Known for his hard-charging manner in which he chases news stories, his career has included working for a number of professional newspapers and news site, and most recently as a reporter on YouTube and other viral videos. Landau has always been interested in newspaper reporting mostly because researching the truth is one of his biggest preoccupations. His ultimate goal is getting people educated and informed on various issues, and making a positive impact by helping the public be more informed, and thus more able to drew their own decisions.


For almost 20 years, Joel Landau has been recognized as an author, a newspaper reporter, but recently he made some new resolutions and decided to stretch his professional horizons by pulling himself out of his comfort zone and trying something new, fun and creative. Determined to delve into a new undertaking he started looking up interesting YouTube and other viral videos, and the more time he invested in it, the more he became involved, and that turned out to be one of the most professionally fulfilling undertakings of his life. Searching the internet and looking for those videos or stories has also been an adventure, and he assures it will be an even bigger adventure for those who will join him.

Source: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3877220.Joel_Landau