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142. Christopher the Reporter
When Christopher Lee was a young man, he
a dream to become an English professor. He
hard at this by first going to a
college after high school before transferring to the
of California, Los Angeles. At UCLA, Chris earned
bachelor's degree in English, but he still needed
Master's degree to teach at college. Chris met
while taking a class at his old community
. George was a news reporter, who told Chris
much he enjoyed his job. Chris became very
in his story.
It turned out George was
an English major, but he turned to journalism
he wanted to be published. George said to
one day, "Chris, I've known lots of English
who want to be published, but never got
chance. In journalism, you can get published, and
published often." Chris thought about his words and
him how he became a journalist. George laughed
said, "Start with Journalism 101."
Chris took his
, and soon he fell in love with writing
journalism style. Its short, precise method of writing
to Chris. Journalists deal only in facts. It
not like English writing. You don't paint pictures
journalism; you report facts. There is a measure
creativity involved with writing in a journalistic style,
it is unlike English.
Soon, Chris earned his
, and went on to earn his Master's degree
journalism. He now works for a large, daily
. He is very grateful to his old friend
, who introduced him to journalism. He has now
published more than 200 times. George changed the
of Christopher's life.