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This is from a Facebook post by Mr John Thomas (JT) – conveys some important ideas about journalism and journalist requirements (call it ‘conditions of becoming a good journalist’)

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Remember that poem by Rudyard Kipling (who incidentally was also a journalist) you may have learned along the way here? Here’s a Sydney journalism professor’s inspirational adaptation for his students. (JT)

A JOURNALIST’S ‘IF’

By Mark Pearson

If you can make some sense out of a complicated mess
And craft a bright, clear lead of 20 words or less
If you can take pride in the words that stand beneath your name
But know a byline carries more responsibility than fame

If you can stay well beyond your shift and burn the midnight oil
Just to get the story done, expecting nothing for your toil
When all your friends are partying the wee small hours away
While you’re still at…

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