Journalism: A Talent of A Skill?

@chadzkii (129)
February 25, 2012 8:18am CST
Some says it is a talent. But I see it as a skill. Why? Because it can be learned through constant practice. For you, is journalism a talent or a skill?
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6 responses
@owlwings (38509)
• Cambridge, England
25 Feb 12
Writing is a skill because most people can learn how to write well. Journalism (as a kind of writing) can be called a specialised skill but, just as anyone can learn to put paint onto paper to produce a pleasing result yet cannot be called an artist, the thing that separates a good journalist from a competent one (as well as a bad one) cannot really be learned: it is a talent and an art.
@chadzkii (129)
• Philippines
3 Mar 12
I see. Journalism is really a skill, Thanks!
• United States
27 Feb 12
Journalism, as such, is a skill. Writing, the passion for the art, the love of it, the drive to do it and do it well, is something we are born with but as for the techniques involved with journalistic writing (or any specific style) is something that can be taught to just about anyone. But even having learned the skills and techniques will not necessarily make a person a "good" writer. That is where that inborn passion and love for it comes into play.
@samar54 (2456)
• Egypt
25 Feb 12
I think that it is both , I worked in journalism , I like it
• Indonesia
25 Feb 12
actually, for me it is a talent. but what other people said is true, even for people who doesn't have that talent can became journalism if they learn. now for me, both is true.
@Aja103654 (5658)
• Philippines
25 Feb 12
I believe, both. Some people are natural at it. some people hone this skill through constant practice. even though who don't have that natural talent can still improve if they pursue journalism.
@durgabala (1362)
• India
25 Feb 12
Well its both....u can learn the skill of writing only of you have the talent.