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I'm thinking of becoming a journalist? Is this a good career to pursue?

I'm thinking of becoming a journalist? Is this a good career to pursue? A print journalist? I hear, the pay is lousy, it can be a dangerous job? And the career itself, is a downhill career? I love to write though, how is the schooling like? To become a journalist? Is it hard to work for a major metro journalism newspaper?

Asked By: Bri W - 9/7/2008
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It is a good career, and it has many good aspects to it... More
Answered By: Walter B - 9/7/2008
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I want to become I journalist too. It's very competitive, so you might not even be successful. I love to write too, and want to make my own magazine. But the journalism world is tough, it really depends on your past experiences in journalism, and how good you are. Like I'm taking Journalism this year in school. And I'm... More
Answered By: KellyRM - 9/7/2008
 
all i can say is that it's a good profession for someone who wants to see the world and share it with other people.
Answered By: alpunjabo - 9/7/2008
 
Journalism is commonly referred to as a "live-below-your-means, give yourself your own topics, learn-to-write-a-book-for-others, freestyle, focus-on-what-you-please," kind of career... More
Answered By: Mario E - 9/7/2008
 
I want to be a journalist too! Small world. huh? I heard that is very competitive and hard to be successful but it really is a great thing to be if you love to write and want to see the world. The advice I would give you is to get a notebook and practice writing or join the newspaper and/or yearbook staff at school... More
Answered By: kelsie n - 9/7/2008
 
I am a journalist right now and let me say its a hard field at times to get into. Its a fun job to write but you know there are two, reporter and columnist. Its tough go for either Communication and or Journalism. As for your last question, it can be hard but if you know someone its easier to get in!
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