Starting a biz journalism career during a pandemic
Taylor Mulcahey of the International Journalists’ Network profiled CNBC staffer Korey Matthews, who began his career during the pandemic.
Mulcahey writes, “Matthews started full time at CNBC in January supporting TV production by pulling assets like charts or graphs, editing videos and checking guests’ feeds. While he hasn’t started writing or producing his own segments yet, he hopes to get there soon.
“‘I got interested in [journalism] just because I wanted to get a little array, a little feel for a lot of things,’ said Matthews. ‘Journalism has allowed me to explore different things and to study different things because I’ve always been a person that likes learning, figuring out how things work and understanding why things happen.’
“He also likes talking to people, another draw for him to the field. But this year, that hasn’t happened in the same way it did in the past — starting his career in news without a newsroom to go to.
“After attending undergrad at Morgan State University, Matthews started at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York in the fall of 2019, graduating this past December. More than half his time in graduate school was remote, but he embraced it all anyway.
“‘It’s been a challenge,’ said Matthews. ‘And it hasn’t been what I would call ideal. But I’m thankful for the lessons that I’ve learned from it.'”
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