Identifying Career Opportunities

Are you curious about the world around you? Do you have a �nose for news�? If so, a career in journalism might be right for you. Here are just a few of the options:

Opportunities: Newspaper and Magazine

reporter

investigative reporter

columnist

editor

copyeditor

advertising copyeditor

photojournalist

editorial cartoonist

Specific information about a career as a writer or editor

Specific information about a career as a
reporter or correspondent

Specific information about a career as a
photographer

Opportunities: TV and Radio

writer

reporter/correspondant

anchor/on-air personality

producer

camera operator/videographer

Specific information about a career as a
radio or television announcer

Specific information about a career as a
camera operator

Qualifications

The most basic qualifications necessary for a career in journalism are writing and organizational skills, dedication, patience, and the ability to get along well with others. A college degree is almost always required. For some positions, experience is needed as well. You can get this experience by working on school newspapers or doing internships with local newspapers or magazines.

Links for more information:

Colleges and Universities with Journalism/Communications Programs

Careers in Journalism and Communications

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