What You Need to Know About Journalism – Shane Battis

“It’s as fun as you let it be. Working as a reporter can be insanely stressful on the bad days, but the professors and the other students always have your back and make you proud to be a student journalist. To me, it’s the most fun I’ve ever had in an academic setting.”

“I can’t overemphasize how important it is to physically talk to your professors, not email, but talk. When I was a sophomore, I was scared to death of whether I was competent enough to even do the job and considered switching majors more than once. What got me through that phase was just having a heart-to-heart with my professors and working together on how to go from zero to hero. Right now I’m somewhere in between, but I’ll keep bugging Jean and Professor Parisot until I get there.”

“Read the news! You can’t be a journalism major if you don’t try to learn from the pros and try to be aware of the world outside the TCU bubble. It changes how you think walking into the newsroom. Besides, a good newspaper pairs well with a cup of Joe.

~ Shane Battis ’18