Ron Burgundy, Will Ferrell’s character from Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, is a staple in pop culture. Though his antics are hilarious, he’s a terrible journalist. He’s unprepared, sexist and ignorant.
Don’t act like you’re trapped in a glass case of emotion
A good journalist keeps it together, despite the circumstances, and remains professional at all costs. It allows you to build a reputable name.
Don’t be ignorant about diversity.
Diversity is key in journalism, as it allows many perspectives to tell a story.
Don’t act arrogant.
Acting like you’re better than everyone and “kind of a big deal” will turn others away from you. It’s important to be genuine and polite so you can create relationships with sources and other journalists. These relationships lead to better reporting which leads to better stories.