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What is the best way to get a job in journalism?

I was recently let go from a public relations job in fort lauderdale florida which is ok because I am a writer. The problem and reason for the past job is that I have no idea how to get a job in journalism that is not freelance. My mother was a struggling freelance artist her whole life. I have lots of media contacts, but do not know how to approach them especially now that many are going to know i was laid off. Any advice?

Asked By: mandeline28 - 4/24/2006
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the usual way is to get an internship with a local paper, radio or news station. perhaps you could volunteer for your local paper to get a portfolio together.
Answered By: rabbits - 4/24/2006
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First off, if you want to get a job in the journalism field you need to do the following... More
Answered By: punchline67 - 4/24/2006
 
WRITE a good resume. Then WRITE a great cover letter. In the meantime WRITE a book while you await responses. If it gets published and on the NY Times Best selleer list, they will be contacting you unsolicited. Good Luck
Answered By: rqtekt - 4/24/2006
 
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