Pull up a demitasse of espresso ’cause NPR’s Guy Raz — the creator and host of 3 top-ranked Apple Podcast shows:  How I Built This, TED Radio Hour, and Wow in the World — shares his wisdom with T4C java junkies about how to break into journalism and podcasting.  In this mini-podcast, java junkies learn the most useful skills Raz looks for in the people he hires.  Hint: it’s two qualities and one of them is ….kindness.  He also shares the most important life experiences you will need to break into this industry and the best career advice he’s gotten.  During his twenty non-consecutive years at National Public Radio (NPR) Raz moved up the ranks from intern to “reporter trainee” to foreign correspondent to Defense correspondent covering the Pentagon and the US military to weekend host of All Things Considered to host and editorial director of the TED Radio Hour, How I Built This & NPR’s first-ever children’s program:  Wow in the World.  Raz graduated from Brandeis University with a B.A. in History. 

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE

  • T4C Espresso Shots are quick Qs & As to help you figure out if this is a profession for you
  • What entry level jobs are available to young, aspiring journalists?
  • The 2 most important qualities Raz looks for in the people he hires
  • Is someone’s major a deciding factor to break into journalism?
  • What are the most useful life experiences for someone starting out in this field?
  • What to do if/when you’re rejected from internship applications?
  • The best career advice Raz ever got
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