|Lee Seon-yeong (Junior, Department of Business Administration)|
When I signed up for The Dongguk Post, I had no idea how challenging it would be. During those six months, I felt like quitting many times because it was more demanding than I thought. I had to interview numerous people, write several articles until the deadline, and stay at school two days in a row for proof reading. It was a wonder that a post I joined in a lighthearted manner turned out to be a nightmare. There were interviews, meetings and deadline to abide and it felt like a lot of pressure as a student who also has studies and part time job. As if that was not enough, two cub reporters dropped out unexpectedly and thus, the remaining cub reporters had to take their shares of article.
However, the sense of responsibility as a school reporter and encouragement of the other reporters helped me overcome hardships. The senior reporters took their position very seriously and constantly questioned about the issued paper that I was going to write. What does this term mean exactly? Isn’t this part irrelevant? I thought I had researched carefully enough to answer those fierce questions, but my head turned blank thinking how should I answer the questions logically. I was more focusing on how to make the article seem professional rather than considering the reader’s view and confusions it could arouse from difficult terms.
I think I learned a lot from Dongguk Post activity. Now I do not take criticisms about my article as blaming myself and have grown as a better person. In fact, I have tried to take it as an opportunity to improve my writing skills and the ability to be a reporter. As a result, it was personally rewarding to see my article printed on the newspaper for every student to read. I hope I can write a properly structured, flawless article for the remaining semester and give guidance to the next cub reporters.
Lee Seon-yeong firstname.lastname@example.org
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