The best thing about my job is - Liz Lane
July 07, 2008

As part of the Sky Young Journalists Awards 2008 five young journalists from Sky News describe different aspects of their career so far.

No two days are ever the same. There's something innately exciting and motivating about working for a breaking news service. Each shift, you never know what's going to happen or who you're going to talk to. You can go from interviewing the new stars of "Gladiators" one minute, to reporting on a crash landing at Heathrow the next. Even in the middle of the night, the job can be stimulating. I was on the overnight shift when the magnitude 5.2 earthquake shook much of England. Feeling I'm part of a fast developing situation, and able to share that information with a potential audience of millions, gives me a real buzz. You have to be on the ball. We get information fed in from many different sources, which we constantly check for updates. It's crucial never to sit back and wait for the story to come to you though, so pro-active journalism is a major part of the job - and something I really enjoy. So despite the long (and often anti-social) hours - there's no other job I'd rather be doing, or that I'd get out of bed at 3am for on a cold winter's morning - with a smile on my face!

Written by Sky News, July 07, 2008


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