Amateur versus professional

I was recently interviewed by a young journalist about a topic that has been much in the news in the last 12 months or so.

I was taken aback at the lack of knowledge about the issues demonstrated by the interviewer.

Hopefully, one day this individual, if intent on pursuing a career in media, will develop the interest and passion to professionally research the topic being covered, prepare for meetings, and ensure that all equipment that might be pressed into service actually works.

Until then, we are talking about amateur versus professional.