Ahead of The Curve

{Thanks, faraichideya.com}

{Thanks, faraichideya.com}

Aspiring journalists are often told in this day and age that they should be able to work across platforms.

For T.V. journalists the idea of a one man band comes to mind, though one man band reporters or producers are now called content creators, or producers.

Still, what this new title dictates is that one should be able to do it all write a print style story, or blog, record an audio podcast, upload a video, or create a picture slideshow.

Names such as Roland Martin are tossed about as examples, but before there was Roland there was Farai.

She was ahead of the curve, part of the first wave of journalists who learned to do it all from writing for magazines, to starting a website, to reporting for T.V., and then for radio.

Check out what Farai told me about her career in journalism.

Also check out her latest venture, her first novel entitled, “Kiss the Sky” about a black rock star. Yeah you read right we had a hand in that too, think Jimi Hendrix. Though I didn’t ask her this, I’m quite sure the title is homage to Hendrix who had an album entitled “Kiss the Sky”.

Aspiring journalists are often told in this day and age that they should be able to work across platforms.

For T.V. journalists the idea of a one man band comes to mind, though one man band reporters or producers are now called content creators, or producers.

Still, what this new title dictates is that one should be able to do it all write a print style story, or blog, record an audio podcast, upload a video, or create a picture slideshow.

Names such as Roland Martin are tossed about as examples, but before there was Roland there was Farai.

She was ahead of the curve, part of the first wave of journalists who learned to do it all from writing for magazines, to starting a website, to reporting for T.V., and then for radio.

Check out what Farai told me about her career in journalism.

Also check out her latest venture, her first novel entitled, “Kiss the Sky” about a black rock star. Yeah you read right we had a hand in that too, think Jami Hendrix. Though I didn’t ask her this, I’m quite sure the title is an homage to Hendrix who had an album entitled “Kiss the Sky”.