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Journalists must possess a natural aptitude for profession – Albert Sore

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The Upper East Regional GJA Journalist of the Year, Albert Sore, has called on young journalists to be passionate about the work they do. Beyond passion, journalists must possess a natural aptitude for the profession.

Mr. Sore also explained that if young journalists prioritize money over the profession they are pursuing, they would quickly burn out.

Mr. Sore made these remarks during an interview with Mark Smith on A1 Radio’s Daybreak Upper East Show.

“You have people come to you and tell you that they want to do what you do. I think it is an opportunity to direct people because I didn’t have the direction in the beginning. Some people will have the wrong passion, as I always say. You can want to do journalism, but if you don’t have the gift, and the patience to do it, you would not succeed.”

“When I was here [A1 Radio], there are a lot of people who came to do attachment and you can see the zeal, they did not have the talent. If you ask them to write a story and you are to edit it, you would end up writing the story yourself. You need to tell them that this is what goes into it. If you look within yourself, and you cannot do it, you should pursue something else,” he said.

Joy FM/News’ Albert Sore was adjudged the 2022 Upper East Regional GJA Journalist of the Year. Additionally, the Mr. Sore won the Best Agriculture Reporter of the Year and Best Human Rights Reporter of the Year awards.

When he spoke to this website, Mr. Sore said, “I’m grateful to my editors at Joynews especially Joojo Cobbinah for pushing and supporting me to do the documentary on the Pwalugu multipurpose dam. I’m also grateful to my family and friends for being supportive and standing by during the challenges and hard times. The award will spur me on to do more challenging works to help our region and country.”

At the event, Mr. Sore spoke about the dangers journalists go through in order to inform the public. He called on stakeholders to be supportive of the work journalists do, particularly in the Upper East Region.

Meanwhile, A1 Radio, a subsidiary of the Agreed Best Communication Company, was honored with the esteemed title of Best Radio Station at the 2022 Upper East Regional GJA Awards. This prestigious accolade marks a significant achievement for the station, reinforcing its dedication to excellence in the realm of radio broadcasting.

Founded in 2009, A1 Radio emerged as a private media platform with a mission – to narrate the narratives of Northern Ghana and fight for development for the people residing in the regions. Over the years, A1 Radio has steadfastly committed itself to this vision, becoming a beacon of information, education, and entertainment for the local community.

The station’s success can be attributed to its unwavering focus on telling authentic and impactful stories that resonate with the people of Northern Ghana. A1 Radio has served as a powerful catalyst for positive change, amplifying the voices of the region and shedding light on issues that matter most to the community.

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana

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