Yash Bhika, a senior at Grady studying journalism, is a 2019 McGill Fellow and a member of the Sports Media Certificate program. (Courtesy: Yash Bhika)
#GradyGrit: Meet Yash Bhika
Why did you choose to study Journalism?
I chose to study journalism because I want to create content that people will connect and engage with.
How did it feel to be recognized as a 2019 McGill Fellow?
It was an amazing feeling being recognized as a McGill Fellow. I couldn’t have gotten to that position without the help of my peers and professors who have helped push me along the way. It was also great seeing seven other of my Grady Sports peers being recognized as McGill Fellows too.
What is the hardest part about being a Grady student?
The hardest part is trying to do everything. At Grady, there are so many opportunities around you that it is easy to want to do everything, but you have to put time into the projects you care about to get the best results.
What is your dream job?
My dream job would be to work in social media for a sports team or company, such as ESPN.
What do you think is the most influential industry-related event to happen in the past 5 years?
The rise of social media has been huge. Social media is now where people go to for their breaking news. Reporters and news organizations are using social as a way to get news and content out to the world.
What academic superpower do you wish you had and why?
Being able to multitask efficiently would be great. There are so many tasks thrown at you sometimes, so it would be great to just be able to do them all at once.
Where do you get your news? Outlet, app, online vs. print?
For news I go to the New York Times and BBC News. For sport news, I use ESPN. I definitely read all my articles online on my laptop or on my phone.
If you were on a deserted island, what three things would you want to have with you and why?
I would have a book, speaker and some dumbbells. Time always goes by quickly for me when I’m reading a good book and having some nice background music will help with the reading experience. Also, it’s always great to get a workout in when you can.
Editor’s Note: Some of the above answers have been edited for length and/or clarity.
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