What Kind of Journalist Am I?

Travel, Fitness and Fashion
I have always been interested in fashion especially journalism relating to fashion and beauty. I have followed amateur and celebrity bloggers since a young age, looking for tips and inspiration. I currently work for ‘Zara’, a high fashion retailer, which encourages and enables me to follow current trends. Having travelled Europe over the past year, I have also found a love for documenting trips and studying photography at A Level has encouraged me to incorporate images in my work, helping support my writing. Photography is a massive love of mine and is an area of journalism that I deem vital, after all  ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’.

I am a lover of both healthy eating and fitness and I am always keen to read up on related topics that interest me. I find reading blogs related to fitness inspiring and motivating and I would love to have this affect on others through my writing. Having recently moved away from home for the first time, I am enjoying exploring food, nutrition and the health benefits of eating well. This is also an area that enthuses me and would love to write about.

I feel keeping up to date with current affairs is a major aspect of journalism, despite the content. I therefore follow online apps for news updates and read both local and national papers when possible.

Despite online and print journalism, my main area of interest is tv/radio and PR. Despite having no practical experience in these areas as of yet, I am excited to explore and develop new skills during the course of the next three years.          

Blogs, news sites and forums that interest me
I am always researching and reading new blogs and websites by various writers. However, I love to follow certain sites and have become a fan of particular blogs. I regularly follow celebrity blogger Tanya Burr:  http://www.tanyaburr.co.uk/?blog=. I feel her social media presence provides a platform for her work to be seen, however I appreciate that she claimed her fame through her journalistic work. I love fitness blog ‘Eat Lift And Be Happy’: http://www.negharfonooni.com/blog/ . I feel it is an easy and enjoyable read, relatable to the reader. It uses interesting ways other than simple articles such as lists and photography to engage the reader. For current affair new I regularly follow both the BBC website and mobile app, whilst on the go; http://www.bbc.co.uk/news.

My Interests and Hobbies
Outside my studies, I am an avid member of the gym. I love being motivated with fitness, both on my own and attending classes with friends. I have always had a strong work ethic, working since I was 16. I currently work for ‘Zara’, a high fashion retailer, which encourages and enables me to follow current trends and love the fast pace and busy atmosphere of the job. Whilst in my first year of university, I want to challenge myself to learn a new language. This is something that I have always been interested in and now that opportunity has arose, I am excited to learn this new skill.

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