Tips for Aspiring Journalists in a Competitive Market

Finding a job in the journalism field is competitive, however, not impossible. According to the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook, some of the best future jobs for aspiring journalists will be online newspapers and magazines, the new media avenue.

Another excellent option for beginning journalists is to get involved in freelancing. Freelancers are able to write about every topic conceivable from the comfort of their own home. This field gives journalists the freedom to choose their own hours and be their own boss.

Hopeful journalists should be trained in journalism as well as another beneficial field. A few useful programs are politics, economics, and biology. Students who graduate from an accredited university will also have an advantage. Around 1,500 universities offer journalism and mass communications programs in the United States. Over 100 of them are accredited by the Accrediting Council of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, being one of them.

The last, and most important, piece of advice for future journalists is to have a genuine passion for journalism and enjoy the rewarding field. Adam Gollner, a freelance journalist in Montreal, gives his advice to those interested in journalism.

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-Meghan Reistad

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