Career Aptitude Test: Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Journalist?

By James Fallows

PressHat3_2.pngYou already know about the prestige and career security that await you if you get into the exciting growth field of journalism! But is this the right match for you?

Here's a way to find out. Although I am generally anti-list, I do like the list of 20 identifying traits for the "real" journalist, pulled together at StuffJournalistsLike. Eg:

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Exactly two items of the 20 on the list do not apply to me. So I still have something to strive for. All of the rest...

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http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2011/12/career-aptitude-test-do-you-have-what-it-takes-to-be-a-journalist/249790/