Journalism might be as quiet as reciting the morning news, along with the weather’s outlook to us from a very safe and comfortable television studio. Or as heart-pounding and extremely dangerous as a war correspondent reports while between the crosshairs of hostile parties. Not a profession to underestimate at all.
Whichever end of the spectrum, journalists have a burning desire for finding the truth and exposing as much of it as possible to the public, reporting on agendas that powerful third parties might have. It is often a thankless job and that shouldn’t be, if you know a journalist, make sure to show some appreciation with one of these gifts.
#1 Sony UX560 Digital Voice Recorder
“If you record a lot of interviews, taking the time to produce a clear recording can lower your transcription fees and result in a better-quality transcript. A quality handheld digital voice recorder will capture your interviewees’ voices while filtering out frequencies that muddy up the audio, like background and mechanical noise.
The Sony UX560 is a lightweight voice recorder that saves your recordings in MP3 format, where they can be easily transferred to your computer for further processing. The recorder charges quickly and conveniently via USB. Combined with a memory card, you can use the Sony UX560 to record many hours of interviews.”
#2 Insulated DYLN Water Bottle
Keeping your body sufficiently hydrated is the very first step in maintaining optimal health, both physical and mental. But that’s not all. Drinking more water is linked to a substantial improvement in performance when it comes to physical activity and cognitive function! Alkaline water is a great alternative to regular drinking water. Alkaline water has ultra-hydrating properties, fights fatigue and is a natural remedy for headaches, amongst other health benefits.
#3 Johnny The Moon Journal
Record your thoughts and dreams in this unique journal that invites you to play.
#4 Trtl Neck Support Travel Pillow
The Trtl Pillow Plus is the first fully adjustable travel pillow on the market. Customise the internal support to your height so you can enjoy a rested sleep on the go. The Trtl Pillow Plus features an internal support that holds your head and neck in a better ergonomic position than u-shaped travel pillows. It is also super easy to carry as you receive a free travel bag with every Trtl Pillow Plus.
#5 The Best of On My Mind by Don Allison
“Here’s a great chance to look inside the mind of an award-winning journalist, editor and columnist.
During more than four decades as an editor with The Bryan Times, an Ohio daily, Don Allison has supplemented his work in news with columns touching on a variety of topics.
Those columns range from hard-hitting pieces on topics in the news, to heartfelt family pieces to humorous takes on life.
Beginning with his earliest days as a columnist, Don’s writing has earned recognition from the Associated Press and United Press International. This volume features the best of Don Allison’s On My Mind columns from the early years – and it’s only $15.95.”
#6 GoDark Faraday Bags
Privacy and location tracking are growing concerns and frequently in the news. GoDark Faraday Bags stop hacking and location tracking of your mobile devices when it matters most. GoDark Faraday Bags have been lab tested and are Guaranteed for Life.
#7 Home Office Lap Desk
A Portable Lap Desk is perfect for those of us (cough, cough) who prefer to use our beds as workstations.
#8 Moleskine Pen+ Ellipse Smart Writing Set
The Smart Writing Set Ellipse is an instant-access kit containing the Pen+ Ellipse smart pen and a Large Ruled Paper Tablet with special Ncoded paper. Together with the Moleskine Notes App, these smart tools allow your handwritten notes and thoughts to travel off the page and evolve on screen in real time.
#9 The Meme Game – Core
Your journalist friend could use a break from gathering and editing news. Gift them The Meme Game a hilarious party game that will keep them laughing and up-to-date with pop culture. It’s easy. The judge reads a caption then everyone picks an image. The best image wins.
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Chloe Brittain from Opal Transcription Calgary
Cara Hunt from Trtl
Diane Eutsler from Faded Banner Publications
Todd Ariss from GoDark Faraday Bags
Sara Skirboll from RetailMeNot’s The Real Deal
Sierra Jewell from The Meme Game, LLC