How to get ahead in journalism by really, really trying

Earlier this month, NPR science correspondent Robert Krulwich delivered a commencement speech at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.
The audience was full of aspiring journalists. But the address itself was universal—and actually inspiring.

“There are some people,” Krulwich said, “who don’t wait. I don’t know exactly what’s going on inside them; but they have this hunger. It’s almost like an ache.” This was too modest: Krulwich knows quite a bit about what makes such people tick, and told a few choice anecdotes in the course of imparting his life lessons. “Fall in love,” he said. “With the work, with people you work with, with your dreams and their dreams. Don’t stop. Just hold on … keep loving what you love … and you’ll see.” To which we say, “Amen.”

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