What kind of majors end up in your field?
Bradley: All sorts! Liberal arts degrees, certainly, and degrees from journalism schools. But you shouldn’t think that a broadcast journalism degree is the only way into this business. I thought that in high school. I first looked at big universities with journalism schools, but by my senior year I was looking at smaller liberal arts colleges. Liberal arts curricula offers majors like History, Creative Writing and Foreign Languages. I majored in Theatre and German Studies. Journalists have to know a little about a whole lot, and Guilford set me up perfectly to do that.
How do you find a good story lead?
Bradley: Stories are everywhere! Pay attention, observe. Walk down the street and wonder — what’s going on with that. Trust your gut. If something seems inexplicable, find the story.
How do you recover from an on-air mistake?
Bradley: Keep going! It happens. Just try not to lose it, and keep reading. We all do it.
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