A Magazine by the Society of Professional Journalists

May 2nd, 2005 • Quill Archives
Ease your pain. Get a mentor

A mentor can be invaluable for a reporter starting out. I can attest that first job is much different from any college paper or internship. All of a sudden you are expected to come up with many of your own story ideas, set your own schedule, find and cultivate your own sources and, of course, stay ahead of the competition.