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1) Is short hand writing much compulsory for being a journalist...? 2) can i get a good teacher for enhancing my English writing skills & communication.

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yes for your both questions
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Hi Saloni, Short hand writing is not compulsory now days. Most of the Journalists record their stories or interviews in mobile phones. If you are not using any electronic equipment you can note down the important points and edit later.
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Saloni, it helps to know shorthand, as a reporter has to quickly note down points which cannot be contested later. I would also recommend you to use a portable voice recorder ( that you can run discretely run inside your handbag). You will have a proof of the interview as well. As for improving English...
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Saloni, it helps to know shorthand, as a reporter has to quickly note down points which cannot be contested later. I would also recommend you to use a portable voice recorder ( that you can run discretely run inside your handbag). You will have a proof of the interview as well. As for improving English I am sure this community can help you with a good mentor. All the best! read less
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Hi Saloni, short hand would be added advantage..
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PGDMM

Hi Saloni, frankly I don't think so. I have been a journalist for the last 7 years and I do not know short hand. You need to be attentive and should never step back from asking questions...whatever boggles your mind. And you are good!
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Hi Saloni, Even though there are newer technologies, shorthand is still a must have skill in a Journalist. You can post your learning needs here: http://www.urbanpro.com/find-a-tutor-trainer-post-requirement/309141 They will help you find expert teacher as per your requirements. Thanks
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Short hand writing is a tool which is helpful in journalism, but its not necessary (both for print and TV journalism) You can definitely improve your writing as well as communication skills with the help of a teacher.Let me know if I can be helpful in this as I have been in the field of journalism for...
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Short hand writing is a tool which is helpful in journalism, but its not necessary (both for print and TV journalism) You can definitely improve your writing as well as communication skills with the help of a teacher.Let me know if I can be helpful in this as I have been in the field of journalism for over 8 years Regards Ankur Mishra read less
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French and Journalism

Hi Saloni, there is no specefic necessity to learn short hand for journalism
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Making notes is key to being in media and since a journalist requires to be abreast of the latest happenings, note making is key to the profession. Yes, you can easily get professionals near you.
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1. Short hand writing is not required for journalist. Now you can record entire interview on your mobile phone also and it will be proof of your work.
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