By Precious D. Freeman
The acting Managing Editor of the Inquirer Newspaper, C. Winnie Saywah-Jimmy has urged Liberian students to prioritize journalism as a suitable profession.
Speaking at the climax of a two-day career training exercise recently on the Bushrod Island, the veteran Liberia Journalist termed the media as an excellent profession if one wants to discover their career pathway.
Despite belief that the Liberian media operates in a poor state, Madam Jimmy admonished students to make the profession their best career because according to her, although the media especially in Liberia is not a wealthy place, it does not make an individual swim in poverty.
She added that the media is a unique profession which gives spice to different careers and can inform, educate and entertain the public.
“The media cannot make you rich but rather connects you with people in higher authorities and it is that connection that creates opportunities for you to get rich; it also makes you popular especially for those of you who want to be on the radio,” she advised.
The acting Managing Editor furthered that the media is for people with common sense and not only educated ones.
Madam Jimmy who is also the Vice president of the Female Journalists Association of Liberia (FeJAL) urged anyone thinking about venturing into the profession to be driven by passion and academically sharp.