CAREERS IN JOURNALISM – BA,MA,Mass Communication,Recruitment,Salary package



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How to Have a Career in Journalism

Becoming a journalist is not something that can be taught through wikiHow. What wikiHow can do is give suggestions on how to become a journalist. Below are some tips on how to become a journalist.

Steps

  1. Love the craft of writing so you can write better, faster and better.
  2. Learn to spell and have good grammar skills to help with your writing.
  3. Try to practice writing at least once a day to improve on your skill.
  4. In high school try to take college prep courses to really help your career.
  5. Apply to a college or university and study journalism, communications or English.
  6. Try to work on the high school and college newspapers for practice of Journalism.
  7. Take part in newspaper internships.Most newspapers offer internships to journalism students. Take advantage of this opportunity to boost your skills.
  8. Work as a freelance reporter.Most newspapers are looking for freelance reporters to cover stories their full-time staff may not have time to cover.

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  • Question
    What subjects do I need to take in high school to be a journalist?
    Top Answerer
    Since a journalist could wind up writing about absolutely anything, any subject would be good to study, particularly language.
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  • Question
    Can a science student get a bachelor's in journalism? What is the eligibility criteria for journalism?
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    Community Answer
    It depends on what school you attend for undergrad. You may be able to double major, but sometimes double majoring in both arts and sciences (two fields having different prerequisites) requires a student to stay an extra semester. If you don't want to do this, you can take summer classes. Talk to your academic adviser or counselor.
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  • Question
    What are good colleges to study journalism?
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    Community Answer
    The E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio is regarded as one of the best schools.
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  • Question
    What GCSE grades do I need to become a good journalist in the future?
    Top Answerer
    I would say you need at least a passing grade in history, English language, sociology, economics, and statistics. A journalist must have a good grasp of any topic covered, be able to write about it without any spelling or grammatical errors, and must know where and how to research any given topic. If you understand economics, social interactions and you are well versed in history, then you have basically everything you need to become a journalist. However, if you don't have all of these, but you have skill and enthusiasm, you can just as easily get there too.
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  • Question
    I hadn't thought of majoring in journalism before so I wasn't involved with my school's paper. Is that a problem?
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    Community Answer
    No, it's not a problem. Would it be helpful if you had some experience writing for your high school paper? Sure. But it's hardly a deal-breaker. What's important is the desire to be a journalist and having the skill set and attitude required to succeed in the profession. Hone your writing skills and get good at interviewing. The "reporting" (information-gathering phase before the story) is really more important than the writing. An editor can "fix" awkwardly worded sentences or double-check you on accuracy. But only you can get the information thoroughly and accurately, which is where good interviewing/research/reporting comes in.
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  • Question
    What subjects should I choose to become a journalist?
    Top Answerer
    If a flock of birds shows up over New York, the news people will call an ornithologist, AKA a bird specialist, to come and talk about it. As a journalist, the news people will never call you to come and talk about any subject, because you're not a specialist in any field. But you have to know a good deal about every field that exists, or at least know where to do the research. If they send you to cover a diamond heist, then a missing child, then to find out why a dam broke, you need to know how to talk about that. Take writing classes, history, economics, politics. Also sociology, psychology and some more direct sciences. Learn how to use a computer, spreadsheets and a text editor.
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  • Question
    I am 30 years old and have lots of experience in art. Will my age hinder the process of becoming a journalist?
    Top Answerer
    Of course not. First of all, 30 is not old, not at all. If you show enthusiasm and skill, they will be all the more likely to hire you. I would suggest you compile a portfolio of what you have written so far, so they can get a feel for your skill.
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  • Question
    Is learning history important in the journalism field?
    Top Answerer
    It may be the most important subject of all. If we forget our history, we are doomed to repeat it. But also where references are concerned. If an American politician says the word "crook", you have to know there's a link to Richard Nixon, because many other people know there's that link, and you are asking the questions on behalf of those people. So if you miss an obvious cue, you may look silly.
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  • Question
    My friends are discouraging me not to do journalism because jobs are very rare for it, what should I do?
    Top Answerer
    If you want to be a journalist, be a journalist. It doesn't matter if jobs are rare; you don't need all the jobs, one job is enough. The best people in every field always get the jobs, so be the best journalist you can be. And if there are too many journalists, one more won't make that much of a difference, will it?
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  • Question
    Is there much struggle in becoming a journalist?
    Top Answerer
    Nothing is easy. Whatever you want to become, it will take a lot of work and effort. And when you get there, then the work really starts. However, if you want to be something, a journalist, a scientist, a translator, anything, if you want it, then no amount of effort is too much.
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  • Never give up, and always work hard.

Warnings

  • Jobs in journalism tend to be hard to get. Be prepared for a lot of rejection.
  • Think about minoring in something that would help find work, if the reporting career takes a while to develop.





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