I plan on being great; I care not to be less.
Since 2007, these words spoken by gospel recording artist Kirk Franklin have been the driving force behind my desire not only to excel in the mass media industry but also to become the next media tycoon and take my place among the Cronkites, Walters and Winfreys of the world.
A native of Richmond, Va., I am the second child of Ronald and Beverly Johnson. It was my mother’s early exposure to a number of enriching programs, as well as my parents’ encouragement that inspired me to seek avenues that would broaden my passion for writing and speaking. By the age of 4, I was using rhetoric at a performing arts program, adroitly capturing the attention of large audiences, enticing them with my words. It did not take long before people around me realized I was destined to use my voice to make a powerful impact in the world.
As a rising junior print journalism major at Hampton University, I stand anxiously on the precipice of the future. I was once told that the world of news waits for no one. With a desire to spread news and a thirst to uncover the truth, I just hope the news industry can keep up with me.
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