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Persnal statment

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More specifically, I have future career plans that focus on becoming a respectable entrepreneur in the field of journalism. As an entrepreneur however, I shall be tasked with the responsibility of nurturing young and up-and-coming journalists. This is clearly a responsibility that will require that in person, I know and understand what the profession is all about from every perspective of it. It is against this backdrop that I see the course as a perfect fit for my future career plans.The above point is made because it will give me the needed competences, skills, knowledge and experience to be a leader in the field of journalism when I open my own media house and employee others to work with me. As the PhD programme is highly practical and involving, it is expected that for my future career plans, I will not just be a leader who order subordinates around without really understanding the actual practical aspects of the work. Rather, I will be leading and directing people to what I have personal understanding for and so I will be in a position to critique whether the outcome of any assigned roles were done in a manner that is expected or were not done properly.I have been practicing journalism for a good number of years. More specifically, my area of interest very lately has been in the field of social media and its impact on the newsroom. This interest informed the topic I selected to pursue as part of my programme. In order to have a deeper understanding of this new professional area of interest that I have started pursing, there are a number of voluntary experiences that I have put myself through. In the first place, I have volunteered to work in the newsroom of five major media houses, all with the aim of gaining first hand and thorough understanding of how the journalists incorporate social media in their professional practice. I am of the belief that this career experience path I have taken is relevant to my choice because it helps me to learn about my topic in a more personalised and practical way rather than in an abstract way. There is no denying the fact that learning around my topic can take place through secondary research but I believe that my approach to focusing on gaining voluntary experience will be a way of exposing myself to primary research, which will bring concepts of the topic and the course in general very close and personal to me.From a general perspective, there are several things I hope to gain from the

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