A panel of former National Press Club presidents told an audience of journalism students to develop expertise, be flexible and write well to build their careers at a Dec. 16 NPC Journalism Institute event.
Myron Belkind, former AP bureau chief in New Delhi, London and Tokyo and 2014 Club president, said journalists traditionally were trained to be generalists.
But today, having a specialty, such as business writing, is an advantage. Science journalism is another growing niche, he said.
There's more to career success than subject-matter expertise, the former Club presidents said.