J is for Journalist

Once again I have picked a theme for the A to Z Challenge. This time I aim to entertain rather than to educate. My theme is careers or occupations. I begin with a piece of creative writing.

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Janet and John are journalists. They have always enjoyed writing, keeping diaries (journals), writing stories, reading and finding things out (research). Journalists work on newspapers (journal is French for a daily newspaper), magazines, radio, television and increasingly online providing stories about what is happening now. Investigative journalists dig for hidden stories, which may not be pleasant. Sometimes journalists are at risk from unsavoury characters, who do not want their misdeeds to become public knowledge. Janet and John like to interview people, who are an inspiration to others. They do not want to be the bearers of bad news (which unfortunately seems to sell newspapers).

Further reading: Journalist

In case you are wondering about the choice of names, Janet and John appear in some old-fashioned reading books.

In the Bible Luke acted like a modern journalist. He collected together all the information he could about Jesus Christ and his followers. He wrote two books of the Bible, The Gospel according to Luke and The Acts of the Apostles. Together they make an interesting and exciting read.