I know everything has an end but mostly it is very hard to accept it. This is one of those difficult moments for me…
At the beginning of my TRA experience which dates back to grade 9, I had no idea about journalism. I did not know how to write an article which would grab the reader’s attention. I was afraid at first.
We started this journey four years ago with a very small group. Over time, Ms. Terry taught us the rules to be able to play this game. We interviewed famous people who made a difference for the world and for our country. We learnt the golden rules of advertising.
When we had an idea on journalism, we started becoming journalists! It was an exciting journey because for the first time of my life, my article would be read by many people both inside and outside Turkey! It was fun but it was also very tiring. However, the moment one feels the excitement of the job and working with the people one loves then one does not feel the exhaustion at all!
Soon the light at the end of tunnel appeared and TRA became a newspaper which would reach to many around the globe and the most awarding was that TRA was praised by The New York Times. Then, TRA had many authors and editors joining our crew! Seeing your ‘little egg’ (quoting from Ms. Terry) grow in a very short time made us proud and feel no doubts about TRA’s future!
Time flies. Please enjoy every minute of your work and contributions for TRA. I am sure you will take TRA to better places because you are all responsible individuals to be aware of the legacy. Do not forget that everything you learn in TRA prepares you for life. TRA makes you realize what is going on around you and teaches you to question. Please use this opportunity well to make a difference in your lives!
We are ready to support you in the upcoming years. Do not hesitate to contact us if you need
This is not a goodbye, just a representational farewell!
Kolay gelsin to all upcoming TRA’ers!