So get this: it’s 2017, and for the first time in almost 30 YEARS, two black newsreaders have appeared presenting a prime time show on Sky. Let that sink in. Please note: this is nowhere near a dig at Sky, but rather at the whole of journalism. The face of journalism.
Let’s face it, the face of journalism is predominantly – and hugely white; only rarely featuring journalists of colour, let alone black journalists.
- Friends will naturally support you. Maybe not with EVERY blog post you write, but one in particular that they really enjoyed so decided to share. Not only does it show support, but it gives you an idea about something specific that they liked about your work. Not everything you do will appeal to your friends. Essentially, I think that’s why God gave us our friends, as friends! None of my close friends are journalists like myself, and I definitely understand why – opposites do tend to attract.
Happy birthday to my blog! (Thanks, WordPress for the reminder). It’s been a great year for blogging. I released thisishannahajala.com at a time where I felt quite isolated, and it’s honestly been one of the best decisions ever! Here are some things I’ve learned along the way:
It’s been a very brilliant year for networking and meeting people from several areas of life through the most interesting circumstances. Social media has funnily enough become the driving force behind this and with that being said, here are some pretty amazing people I met this year that are doing awesome things that you should definitely check out.
Gasping for the chance of wifi at every chance I could get, and not being able to fully utilise at work seeing as I come to work, to actually work, then turned into the choice to no longer care that I’d be going home after a long day to no internet. At first it was frustrating, but revealed many things about myself which was definitely food for thought and helped me realise some important things..