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JOURNALISM PROFESSOR, IN-DEPTH: As A Journalist I Wanted To Give Back To The Community

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Belle, a Professor of Journalism, shares what she likes most about her job, its challenges and the key decision she made that put her where she is today. Having skills and experience in new media and multimedia, plus the ability to teach these skills will make finding work easier for those considering becoming Journalism teachers.

Degree: Journalism
Job Title: Professor of Journalism
Employer: Northeastern University

Job Summary: Postsecondary Teachers

Job Description

Postsecondary teachers instruct students in a wide variety of academic and vocational subjects beyond the high school level. They also conduct research and publish scholarly papers and books.

On-the-Job Training

None

Additional Info

Postsecondary teachers who teach career and technical education courses, such as culinary arts or cosmetology, may not be required to have graduate-level education. Instead, schools may seek workers who have experience or certification in the field they wish to teach.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$30,000 - $130,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
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Full-time
Typical workplace
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Office, Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Problem solving skills, Creativity, Analytical skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Leadership ability, People skills, Public speaking ability

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m='20220'>at</span> <span m='20470'>it.</span> <span m='21240'>And</span> <span m='21320'>that</span> <span m='21780'>gave</span> <span m='21940'>me</span> <span m='22320'>so</span> <span m='22550'>much</span> <span m='22940'>pleasure</span> <span m='23960'>because</span> <span m='24330'>I</span> <span m='24380'>was</span> <span m='24550'>able</span> <span m='24780'>to</span> <span m='24910'>reach</span> <span m='25130'>somebody.</span> </p><p><span m='25750'>The</span> <span m='25890'>most</span> <span m='26150'>challenging</span> <span m='26560'>part</span> <span m='26750'>of</span> <span m='26800'>my</span> <span m='26930'>job</span> <span m='27210'>as</span> <span m='27330'>a</span> <span m='27380'>professor</span> <span m='28070'>is</span> <span m='28320'>sometimes</span> <span m='28810'>dealing</span> <span m='29210'>with</span> <span m='30220'>students</span> <span m='30680'>who</span> <span m='30830'>are</span> <span m='30950'>not</span> <span m='31370'>interested,</span> <span m='32000'>and</span> <span m='32180'>who</span> <span m='32540'>are</span> <span m='32729'>not</span> <span m='33340'>willing</span> <span m='33760'>to</span> <span m='33880'>put the</span> <span m='34220'>work</span> <span m='34710'>in,</span> <span m='35230'>and</span> <span m='35480'>to</span> <span m='35660'>encourage</span> <span m='36100'>them</span> <span m='36280'>to</span> <span m='36370'>do</span> <span m='36590'>that</span> <span m='36910'>without</span> <span m='37640'>seeming</span> <span m='38140'>like</span> <span m='38410'>it's</span> <span m='38540'>high</span> <span m='38730'>school.</span> <span m='39940'>They</span> <span m='41120'>sometimes</span> <span m='41630'>just</span> <span m='41840'>don't</span> <span m='42020'>put</span> <span m='42190'>in</span> <span m='42300'>the</span> <span m='42430'>effort,</span> <span m='42800'>and</span> <span m='42960'>I</span> <span m='43040'>find</span> <span m='43290'>that</span> <span m='43440'>very</span> <span m='43610'>difficult.</span> </p><p><span m='44700'>I</span> <span m='44960'>think</span> <span m='45300'>that</span> <span m='45520'>the</span> <span m='45630'>reason</span> <span m='46120'>I</span> <span m='46210'>went</span> <span m='46460'>into</span> <span m='46780'>this</span> <span m='47150'>was,</span> <span m='47360'>when</span> <span m='47540'>I</span> <span m='47620'>graduated,</span> <span m='48450'>there</span> <span m='48580'>was</span> <span m='50530'>a</span> <span m='50620'>scandal</span> <span m='51170'>in</span> <span m='51260'>Washington</span> <span m='51740'>called</span> <span m='51960'>Watergate.</span> <span m='53010'>And</span> <span m='53280'>I</span> <span m='53380'>saw</span> <span m='53900'>that</span> <span m='54200'>what the</span> <span m='54430'>reporters</span> <span m='55020'>did</span> <span m='55260'>could</span> <span m='55480'>really</span> <span m='56000'>change</span> <span m='56500'>things,</span> <span m='56890'>and</span> <span m='57050'>I</span> <span m='57120'>was</span> <span m='57330'>looking</span> <span m='57610'>to</span> <span m='58890'>help</span> <span m='59840'>in</span> <span m='60040'>some</span> <span m='60330'>way</span> <span m='60950'>and</span> <span m='61040'>give</span> <span m='61310'>back</span> <span m='62060'>some</span> <span m='62300'>way</span> <span m='62480'>to</span> <span m='62770'>the</span> <span m='62920'>community.</span> <span m='63440'>And</span> <span m='63590'>I</span> <span m='63650'>thought</span> <span m='63970'>that</span> <span m='64099'>transparency</span> <span m='65580'>and</span> <span m='66290'>journalism</span> <span m='67400'>and</span> <span m='68050'>investigations</span> <span m='69180'>could</span> <span m='69330'>throw</span> <span m='69560'>some</span> <span m='69840'>light</span> <span m='70150'>on</span> <span m='70310'>problems</span> <span m='70860'>that</span> <span m='71230'>our</span> <span m='71310'>society</span> <span m='71630'>was</span> <span m='71950'>facing,</span> <span m='72440'>and I</span> <span m='72500'>wanted</span> <span m='72700'>to</span> <span m='72810'>be</span> <span m='72920'>part</span> <span m='73150'>of</span> <span m='73240'>that,</span> <span m='74010'>and</span> <span m='74250'>I</span> <span m='74310'>saw</span> <span m='74580'>that</span> <span m='74800'>as</span> <span m='74910'>my</span> <span m='75070'>role.</span> </p><p><span m='75860'>Finding</span> <span m='76230'>work</span> <span m='76900'>is</span> <span m='77130'>possible.</span> <span m='78110'>There</span> <span m='78420'>are</span> <span m='78490'>not</span> <span m='78660'>a</span> <span m='78720'>lot</span> <span m='78980'>of</span> <span m='79060'>jobs.</span> <span m='79700'>There's</span> <span m='80330'>not</span> <span m='80690'>that</span> <span m='80880'>many</span> <span m='81090'>journalism</span> <span m='81570'>schools.</span> <span m='82630'>But</span> <span m='84540'>there</span> <span m='84790'>are</span> <span 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m='97900'>the</span> <span m='98190'>teachers</span> <span m='98740'>who</span> <span m='98960'>now</span> <span m='99200'>teach</span> <span m='100200'>teach</span> <span m='100470'>the</span> <span m='100580'>old</span> <span m='100750'>way.</span> <span m='101220'>And</span> <span m='101790'>they</span> <span m='101960'>need</span> <span m='102210'>people</span> <span m='102620'>who</span> <span m='103480'>have</span> <span m='103820'>some</span> <span m='104060'>new</span> <span m='104210'>skills</span> <span m='104890'>and</span> <span m='105450'>can</span> <span m='106250'>reach</span> <span m='106440'>students</span> <span m='107870'>to</span> <span m='107980'>do</span> <span m='108090'>visual</span> <span m='108820'>work,</span> <span m='109360'>to</span> <span m='109460'>do</span> <span m='110220'>online</span> <span m='110640'>work,</span> <span m='110950'>to</span> <span m='111050'>do</span> <span m='112350'>editing,</span> <span m='113380'>to</span> <span m='113520'>use</span> <span m='113660'>new</span> <span m='113870'>software,</span> <span m='114500'>to</span> <span m='114600'>do</span> <span m='114760'>social</span> <span m='115770'>networking,</span> <span m='116640'>community</span> <span m='117010'>journalism.</span> <span m='117890'>There</span> <span m='118080'>are</span> <span m='118230'>jobs</span> <span m='118560'>like</span> <span m='118750'>that.</span> <span m='119790'>But</span> <span m='120390'>you</span> <span m='120630'>have</span> <span m='120780'>to</span> <span m='120870'>be</span> <span m='121190'>ready</span> <span m='121500'>to</span> <span m='121960'>move</span> <span m='122265'>and</span> <span m='122570'>go</span> <span m='122740'>where</span> <span m='122890'>the</span> <span m='122960'>jobs</span> <span m='123320'>are.</span> </p><p><span m='124492'>I</span> <span m='124950'>think</span> <span m='125070'>work/life</span> <span m='125350'>is</span> <span m='125450'>easy</span> <span m='125670'>when</span> <span m='125820'>you're</span> <span m='126080'>a</span> <span m='126290'>professor.</span> <span m='126750'>You</span> <span m='126910'>have</span> <span m='127140'>days</span> <span m='127420'>off.</span> <span m='128539'>Often</span> <span m='128830'>you have</span> <span m='129030'>summers</span> <span m='129380'>off.</span> <span m='129970'>You</span> <span m='130120'>have</span> <span m='130460'>Christmas</span> <span m='130860'>off.</span> <span m='131120'>So</span> <span m='131270'>that</span> <span m='131390'>you</span> <span m='131590'>are</span> <span m='131780'>able</span> <span m='131980'>to</span> <span m='132070'>have</span> <span m='132360'>a</span> <span m='132410'>family</span> <span m='132790'>life,</span> <span m='133480'>and</span> <span m='133610'>you</span> <span m='133720'>are</span> <span m='133890'>able</span> <span m='134120'>to</span> <span m='134200'>do</span> <span m='134380'>other</span> <span m='134570'>things</span> <span m='134910'>besides</span> <span m='135440'>being</span> <span m='135640'>in</span> <span m='135740'>the</span> <span m='135790'>classroom.</span> </p><p><span m='136870'>Many</span> <span m='137760'>professors</span> <span m='138410'>actually</span> <span m='138800'>are</span> <span m='138850'>expected</span> <span m='139350'>to</span> <span m='139450'>do</span> <span m='140130'>outside</span> <span m='140500'>work</span> <span m='140890'>besides</span> <span m='141290'>teach, and</span> <span m='141740'>that</span> <span m='141910'>is</span> <span m='142080'>do</span> <span m='142250'>things</span> <span m='142530'>in</span> <span m='142680'>their</span> <span m='142790'>profession,</span> <span m='143580'>publish,</span> <span m='144510'>create,</span> <span m='145960'>produce.</span> <span m='146900'>So</span> <span m='147270'>that</span> <span m='147550'>you</span> <span m='147690'>do</span> <span m='147880'>have</span> <span m='148050'>a</span> <span m='148090'>balance</span> <span m='148600'>of</span> <span m='148910'>when</span> <span m='149050'>you're</span> <span m='149150'>expected</span> <span m='149630'>to</span> <span m='149740'>do</span> <span m='150400'>academic</span> <span m='150930'>work</span> <span m='151260'>and</span> <span m='151480'>when</span> <span m='151610'>you're</span> <span m='151700'>expected</span> <span m='152100'>to</span> <span m='152170'>do</span> <span m='152360'>your</span> <span m='152520'>own</span> <span m='153380'>private,</span> <span m='154040'>professionally-interesting</span> <span m='155100'>work.</span> <span m='155600'>And</span> <span m='155730'>then</span> <span m='155860'>you</span> <span m='155970'>also</span> <span m='156160'>have</span> <span m='156300'>time</span> <span m='156530'>for</span> <span m='156640'>yourself,</span> <span m='157130'>which</span> <span m='157300'>is</span> <span m='157510'>a real</span> <span m='157800'>key.</span> </p>","file":{"id":331549,"video_id":"2994361833001","name":"1712-Belle-p-JournalismProfessor2 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