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Snakes Gould wrote:write for your school's newspaper. that will help you get comfortable with the whole newspaper process. if your school has a radio station, try hangin around there. a few years from now, go to your local newspaper. i dont know where you're from, but im not talkin big city paper. if its a smaller town, usually the editor will let you write a few stories about the college team, or high school teams and give you a few bucks (but thats not the important thing. your portfolio will be.
dclark0699 wrote:Yay journalism!
I'm a second year at OSU in the journalism program. In a perfect world I'd love to be a satirist or a screenwriter...but I'll probably end up in the sports news world.
I currently write for a campus paper. It is a good idea. Get used to the deadlines and the process as a whole.
Other things I would suggest would be a video production class...with the world turning to the internet, being able to make videos is becoming more important for journalists.
I'd also suggest regularly reading a respected newspaper (NY Times/ USA Today etc).
Most importantly, just write. Write all the time. It is fun. No matter what you are writing about.
Here's my most recent column in case anyone is interested....
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