Some may think being creative means writing books, painting art or even taking beautiful pictures.
But, this is where the road becomes a little muddy. Creativity is within anyone to use it, and of those, the most creative beings are those that fight for the right of the community and the world–the journalist.
These are the people who have grabbed onto writing and making a weapon out of it. They live hard lives to bring us the news and exposing extreme events to us. They put their lives at risk, and if that isn't what an artist is, then who are we to call ourselves creative writers.
Where journalism is different to creative writing is its practice of news-gathering, assessing, interviewing, taking photographs and creating news articles to present it in news-form to provide information to the general population.
Journalists also work in different types of beats, such as crime, health, entertainment, politics, lifestyle, metro, sport and more. Journalism can be distinguished from other types of writing because it has identifiable characteristics and practices that are different. It separates journalism from other areas of writing, such as communications, which includes public relations and corporate writing. News and information is dispensed by media (journalists), editors, magazines, newspapers and radio stations.
Journalists put forwards stories that are being read for information about what is going on in their area of interest, engage them with entertaining news, or even shock them, amuse or disturb them with what is happening.
Leandi Cameron is a journalist, author and editor who simply loves to help others write awesome books and articles. She also love to give some ideas and resources on the writing and editing industry. Let her help you!