• MY FIRST WORK ASSIGNMENT
  • "Unforgettable",
  • says new journalist
  • Never will Zhou Yang (ZY) forget his first assignment at the office of a popular English newspaper.
  • His discussion with his new boss,
  • Hu Xin (HX),
  • was to strongly influence his life as a journalist.
  • HX: Welcome.
  • We're delighted you're coming to work with us.
  • Your first job here will be an assistant journalist.
  • Do you have any questions?
  • ZY: Can I go out on a story immediately?
  • HX: (laughing) That' s admirable,
  • but I' m afraid it would be unusual ! Wait till you' re more experienced.
  • First we'll put you as an assistant to an experienced journalist.
  • Later you can cover a story and submit the article yourself.
  • ZY: Wonderful.
  • What do I need to take with me?
  • I already have a notebook and camera.
  • HX: No need for a camera.
  • You'll have a professional photographer with you to take photographs.
  • You'll find your colleagues very eager to assist you,
  • so you may be able to concentrate on photography later if you' re interested.
  • ZY: Thank you.
  • Not only am I interested in photography,
  • but I took an amateur course at university to update my skills.
  • HX: Good.
  • ZY: What do I need to remember when I go out to cover a story?
  • HX: You need to be curious.
  • Only if you ask many different questions will you acquire all the information you need to know.
  • We say a good journalist must have a good "nose" for a story.
  • That means you must be able to assess when people are not telling the whole troth and then try to discover it.
  • They must use research to inform themselves of the missing parts of the story.
  • ZY: What should I keep in mind?
  • HX: Here comes my list of dos and don'ts: don't miss your deadline,
  • don't be rode,
  • don't talk too much,
  • but make sure you listen to the interviewee carefully.
  • ZY: Why is listening so important?
  • HX: Well,
  • you have to listen for detailed facts.
  • Meanwhile you have to prepare the next question depending on what the person says.
  • ZY: But how can I listen carefully while taking notes?
  • HX: This is a trick of the trade,
  • If the interviewee agrees,
  • you can use a recorder to get the facts straight.
  • It's also useful if a person wants to challenge you.
  • You have the evidence to support your story.
  • ZY: I see! Have you ever had a case where someone accused your journalists of getting the wrong end of the stick?
  • HX: Yes,
  • but it was a long time ago.
  • This is how the story goes.
  • A footballer was accused of taking money for deliberately not scoring goals so as to let the other team win.
  • We went to interview him.
  • He denied taking money but we were sceptical.
  • So we arranged an interview between the footballer and the man supposed to bribe him.
  • When we saw them together we guessed from the footballer's body language that he was not telling the truth.
  • So we wrote an article suggesting he was guilty.
  • It was a dilemma because the footballer could have demanded damages if we were wrong.
  • He tried to stop us publishing it but later we were proved right.
  • ZY: Wow! That was a real "scoop".
  • I'm looking forward to my first assignment now.
  • Perhaps I'll get a scoop too!
  • HX: Perhaps you will.
  • You never know.
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