A journalist is:

· someone who is curious about new things and who has a wide range of interests.

· someone who can view various sides of a situation and present the facts fairly.

· someone who understands other people, and knows what they care about.

· someone who can take complicated ideas and facts and write about them clearly.

· someone who can sift through many facts and present only the important ones.

· someone who wants to explain a new fact, a new issue, or a new idea to other people.

From : The Young Journalist’s Book: How to Write and Produce Your Own Newspaper by Nancy Bentley