For some of us, journalism is a calling that we realized from the moment we could string words into sentences. For others, this moment of realization—the light bulb going on in our heads—was somewhat delayed.
In a post that appeared in The Huffington Post’s High School section earlier this week, 17-year-old Jack Davis recalled the moment he first realized journalism was his calling in “My Accidental Love Affair-Turned-‘Aha Moment’ with Journalism.” In the post, Davis writes that when he was younger he was unsure of what he wanted to do, and somehow he “stumbled across journalism.”
While Davis continued to nurture his love of writing, he was not able to fully explain why his attraction to journalism was so strong. It was not until he had watched the documentary Page One: Inside the New York Times that Davis understood why journalism was something that called so strongly to him.