The world of journalism is dependent on innovative, creative, outgoing people who know where to find a good story and how to ask questions about it. Journalists must be willing to travel widely, build contacts in a variety of fields, and never be satisfied with a rut in one area that they may be focusing on. It’s great to specialize in one field, like writing on new computer technology, but a journalist will have more rapport and better chance to advance if he gains a wide range of experience writing, branching off into areas he hasn’t covered before and gaining new contacts and new knowledge. Good writing isn’t so much about knowing everything about the topic from the start. It’s about knowing people who are experts in their field, securing their wisdom, and writing it in a way that both represents the facts accurately and can be easily understood by the intended readers.
Journalists are on the go constantly, getting interviews, taking notes, writing down ideas for articles. They don’t always have much time to sit down in the office and crank out all the articles for the day. But traveling makes it difficult to keep track of all the information they have and not to lose important thoughts that they want to remember later on.
Keeping track of their ideas could be the key to success in their job in writing that award-winning article. But losing a thought that they had earlier in the day just could squelch the idea for the tomorrow’s headline article. Journalists need a way to carry around information in a portable, high-tech way that meets the demands of our culture today.
One option? Carry a notebook and jot down notes with a pen. But what about notes in electronic form? What if a journalist writes his ideas in a tablet PC? He could plug in a USB flash drive and store his info on there. So his latest interviews with the lady whose house just burned down, or the police officers pursuing the convicted felon that broke out of prison, are ready to be plugged into the office computers, where he can finish putting together his information into a publishable article and print it out.
A newspaper or magazine could order bulk flash drives, imprinted with their company name and pre-loaded with templates for typing up press releases and articles. This will help not only for ease in transporting data but also in making sure that everything is in the proper format. CF Gear offers competitive pricing on custom USB drives and customizes the user experience to best meet the needs of each individual customer.
Check out CF Gear’s website for testimonials and product ideas. You can select from a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors of thumb drives. They offer laser engraving or color imprinting to brand the drive with your logo. And high quality control standards ensure that the data you want is placed onto each drive.