Patricia Khodr

About the job:

What you do

As a Journalist, your job is to investigate news stories and present your findings to the public through articles, newspapers or websites.

The tough stuff

As a Journalist, you may have to:

  • Deal with dangerous and uncertain circumstances if the story you're investigating is controversial or unpredictable
  • Publish your findings online or even in blogs, to capture the attention of the new generation 
The cool stuff

As a Journalist, you may get to:

  • Feel satisfied in delivering news that serves people justice
  • Enjoy being the first to know about new developments 
Typical work hours
  • 40+ hours a week  

Are you the right fit?

Classes you should be good at
  • Languages (English or French or Arabic)
Best high school track(s)
  • Humanities
Personal qualities
  • Understanding what you hear
  • Communicating your ideas in writing
  • Reasoning & Problem Solving

Will you make money?

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Education stuff:

Education required
  • A Bachelor's degree in Communication Arts or Journalism
Helpful resources
Local universities
International universities

Video Description

A journalist gathers information and presents it through news stories or articles. Patricia Khodr began her career in Translation, but decided to switch to Journalism, following an opportunity in Paris. To do what she does, you must report accurately, express yourself clearly and be persistent in your pursuit of obtaining the real story. 


Patricia Khodr, born 29 October 1972, supplemented her language and philosophy studies with a post-graduate degree in Journalism and Communications. Since 1997 she has been a journalist and reporter at the city desk of L'Orient-Le Jour, the only francophone daily newspaper in the Middle East. Since 2011 she has also worked as a freelance journalist for the Lebanese version of and for the leading Lebanese women’s magazine Noun Magazine.