Beginning a profession in enterprise journalism throughout a pandemic

Korey Matthews

Taylor Mulcahey of the Worldwide Journalists’ Community profiled CNBC staffer Korey Matthews, who started his profession throughout the pandemic.

Mulcahey writes, “Matthews began full time at CNBC in January supporting TV manufacturing by pulling belongings like charts or graphs, modifying movies and checking friends’ feeds. Whereas he hasn’t began writing or producing his personal segments but, he hopes to get there quickly.

“‘I bought enthusiastic about [journalism] simply because I wished to get somewhat array, somewhat really feel for lots of issues,’ mentioned Matthews. ‘Journalism has allowed me to discover various things and to review various things as a result of I’ve at all times been an individual that likes studying, determining how issues work and understanding why issues occur.’

“He additionally likes speaking to individuals, one other draw for him to the sector. However this yr, that hasn’t occurred in the identical means it did up to now — beginning his profession in information and not using a newsroom to go to.

“After attending undergrad at Morgan State College, Matthews began on the Craig Newmark Graduate Faculty of Journalism on the Metropolis College of New York within the fall of 2019, graduating this previous December. Greater than half his time in graduate faculty was distant, however he embraced all of it anyway.

“‘It’s been a problem,’ mentioned Matthews. ‘And it hasn’t been what I might name best. However I’m grateful for the teachings that I’ve discovered from it.’”

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Starting a career in business journalism during a pandemic