Career in Journalism

A Beginner's Guide to Becoming a Journalist

Author: Anthony Ekanem

Publisher: Pronoun

ISBN: 1537873210

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 40

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A great many people who want to be writers say that they want to have a career in journalism. They may envision themselves going to exotic locales to cover stories. While these things do happen to journalists, it takes a long time to make your bones before you are sent on any interesting assignments. A journalist is someone who reports on timely events. Timing is everything to a journalist. Whether you write for a periodical or a newspaper, you need to make sure that your articles are timely. Your purpose is to keep the public as up to date as possible when it comes to news and events that may affect them. This is the basic concept of being a journalist. As a journalist, it is your job to reveal information to the public. This should be impartial, timely and truthful. To get into the computer system of the first journalism job that I had, the password was “truth.” You have to write the truth of what you see and hear and let the public form an opinion. You need to always quote sources when you are writing a journalism piece as you should not attribute anything to your own knowledge. Your articles should be written from a third person point of view and from the outside looking in. As you continue in your career, you will find your voice when it comes to your writing. Do not be surprised if your first articles are rewritten by your editor. Another rule that you need to learn when you are starting a career as a journalist is to not fall in love with your own work. Do not feel hurt if an editor does not like a phrase in your article, or makes some changes. They are only doing their job. You will soon get to know the editor and they will get to know your style of writing. A journalist usually gets a job as a news reporter, and both news reporting and journalism are careers that are interchangeable. While many people think of journalists as writing on top stories or features all over the world, the education that you need to become a newspaper reporter and to be a writer for a magazine is the same - a degree in journalism. Anyone who writes an impartial article, be it news or feature stories, is practicing journalism. If you choose to have a career in journalism, you will most likely get many different assignments in your career. The basic rules of journalism apply to everything that you write. Many people feel that newspaper reporters only report the news and give more credit to journalists as they investigate the news - this is not true. Most newspaper reporters do a fair share of investigation into their stories, or should. Those who report on crimes in the area and court actions are usually editors who have done their fair share of investigating in their stories. You will quickly learn, when you are embarking on a career in journalism, which the more you look into a story, the better the story will be. Sometimes you have time to do this, other times you are working on a tight deadline. You should be able to work on a tight deadline when you are a journalist. Not only is this important if you are writing news stories, but it is also great training for any writer. The more you write, the more concise your work will become and the better quality you will be able to churn out in record time. If you are interested in being a journalist, sit back and start reading. This book will tell you everything you need to know about becoming a journalist and making a living writing - both online and off line.
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Careers in Journalism

Author: Jan Goldberg

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071389547

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 569

Careers in Journalism offers all the information career seekers need to explore and choose a profession and then narrow it down to a job that suits them. The book provides an overview of journalism, outlines job options, and shows how to plan and prepare for a career.
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Breaking Into Journalism

Your Guide to a Career in Journalism in Australia and New Zealand

Author: Mark Pearson,Jane Johnston

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781864486735

Category: Journalism

Page: 130

View: 6891

A practical guide to starting a career in journalism
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Your Career in Journalism

Author: Meyer L. Stein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Journalism

Page: 191

View: 4946

Tells how men and women are trained on newspapers and magazines, in broadcast journalism and public relations; how they work and what the future holds for newcomers in the field.
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Careers in Journalism

Author: Juvenal Londoño Angel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Journalism

Page: 26

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Preparing for a Career in Journalism

Author: Ferguson

Publisher: Ferguson Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780894342516

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 168

View: 4103

Explores the career opportunities in the field of journalism, provides a detailed look at six specific occupations, discussing education and training needed, skills required and salary ranges, and offers advice on steps to prepare for a career.
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The NCTJ Essential Guide to Careers in Journalism

Author: Andy Bull

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1848607512

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 6011

The National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) Guide to Careers in Journalism is the essential resource to securing a job as a journalist on a newspaper or magazine, on radio and television, or online. The book contains: full details of over 60 highly-respected, NCTJ-accredited courses which give you exactly the qualifications you need comprehensive outlines of what it will be like as a trainee journalist on newspapers, magazines, TV, radio or a website day-in-the-life accounts from a wide range of young journalists advice, quotes, comments and warnings from over 100 working journalists a comprehensive listing of potential sources of work experience, traineeships, and jobs.
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Exploring Careers in Journalism

Author: David Seidman

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780823932986

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 134

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Discusses various careers in journalism, highlighting the duties, lifestyle, educational needs, and interests required.
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Careers in Journalism

Author: Simon Kent

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9780749423896

Category: Journalism

Page: 92

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This edition seeks to clarify the different areas and jobs available within journalism and to make more accessible a profession that is competitive.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Journalism

Author: Christopher K. Passante

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440626294

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

View: 9593

An insider helps money-seekers crack their way into Craigslist! For those short on cash, the free website Craigslist provides a wide range of money-making opportunities, from selling personal items to setting up an entrepreneurial business to finding a new job. This guide provides the best strategies, creative ideas, and inside tips for maximizing the selling, buying, and bartering potential on the Craigslist. ? Maximizes opportunities for the over 500 Craigslist sites worldwide ? Over 40 million U.S. users and 12 billion page views each month, the eighth most-viewed English-language site in the world ? MSNBC report: large increase in items sold on Craigslist, even as economy slows ? A unique focus on money-making opportunities and job search capabilities within Craigslist
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Feature and Magazine Writing

Action, Angle, and Anecdotes

Author: David E. Sumner,Holly G. Miller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118305140

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

View: 9463

Updated with fresh facts, examples and illustrations, along with two new chapters on digital media and blogs this third edition continues to be the authoritative and essential guide to writing engaging and marketable feature stories. Covers everything from finding original ideas and angles to locating expert sources Expanded edition with new chapters on storytelling for digital media and building a story blog Captivating style exemplifies the authors’ expert guidance, combining academic authority with professional know-how Comprehensive coverage of all the angles, including marketing written work and finding jobs in the publishing industry Essential reading for anyone wishing to become a strong feature writer Accompanied by a website with a wealth of resources including PowerPoint presentations, handouts, and Q&As that will be available upon publication: www.wiley.com/go/sumnerandmiller
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Inside The New York Times and the Future of Journalism

Author: David Folkenflik,Participant Media

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1610390776

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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The news media is in the middle of a revolution. Old certainties have been shoved aside by new entities such as WikiLeaks and Gawker, Politico and the Huffington Post. But where, in all this digital innovation, is the future of great journalism? Is there a difference between an opinion column and a blog, a reporter and a social networker? Who curates the news, or should it be streamed unimpeded by editorial influence? Expanding on Andrew Rossi's “riveting” film (Slate), David Folkenflik has convened some of the smartest media savants to talk about the present and the future of news. Behind all the debate is the presence of the New York Times, and the inside story of its attempt to navigate the new world, embracing the immediacy of the web without straying from a commitment to accurate reporting and analysis that provides the paper with its own definition of what it is there to showcase: all the news that's fit to print.
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Career Opportunities in Journalism

Author: Jennifer Bobrow Burns

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438110758

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 315

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Covers careers in a variety of contexts, from newspapers and broadcasting to education and new media; includes listings of related educational programs, professional associations and publications, companies, and internship and scholarship resources.
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Careers in Media and Communication

Author: Stephanie A. Smith

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1544320787

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

View: 528

Skills for finding and securing a job in mass communication Careers in Media and Communication is a practical resource that helps you understand how a communication degree can prepare you for a range of fulfilling careers; it gives you the skills you will need to compete in a changing job market. Award-winning teacher and author Stephanie A. Smith draws from her years of professional experience to guide you through the trends and processes of identifying, finding, and securing a job in in mass communication. Throughout the book, you will explore the daily lives of professionals currently working in the field, as well as gain firsthand insights into the training and experience that hiring managers seek. Key Features: Real stories from current practitioners describe the day-to-day work experience you can expect in an entry-level position, as well as give you insight into the skills and aptitudes that hiring managers are seeking. Detailed career profiles introduce you to a variety of careers and help you identify the skills needed to be successful in each line of work. An overview of current industry trends familiarizes you with the hiring needs and practices in mass communication industries.
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Entertainment Journalism

Making it your Career

Author: Ben Falk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317233247

Category: Social Science

Page: 156

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Entertainment Journalism is a practical guide to one of the most highly visible areas of media practice. Drawing on 20 years’ experience as an entertainment journalist, Ben Falk gives a comprehensive overview of journalistic reporting on the arts industries, with particular focus on film, music, TV and celebrity gossip. This is coupled with an extensive range of tips and tools to help students and young professionals hone the key skills required for a career in entertainment journalism. Interviews with industry professionals appear throughout, from current editors of the biggest entertainment brands, Hollywood bureau chiefs and critics to consumer publicists, multimedia content producers, live radio correspondents, video makers, TV presenters and social media specialists. Topics include: breaking a story interviewing techniques working at press junkets and red carpet events working with PRs selling as a freelance using social media for reporting and networking breaking into the industry. With up-to-the-minute expert advice, accessibly written guidance on writing and reporting and invaluable perspectives from those within the entertainment world, this is an instructive and insightful book for any aspiring showbiz journalist.
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Surviving Journalism

Fireproofing a Career in the Fourth Estate

Author: Warren Watson

Publisher: Marion Street Press

ISBN: 9781936863860

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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Journalism is in upheaval. Journalists displaced by career-shattering business changes and the rise of the Internet have resulted in tens of thousands of jobs lost. Reporters and editors are routinely laid off and fired. Many have given up. But some have thrived. Surviving Journalism examines what has happened to embattled career journalists through profiles of those affected by business trauma in recent years. It also gives practical survival tips to those displaced--and to prospective journalists as they enter a career in the fourth estate. Warren Watson lays out critical survival skills through 43 years as an award-winning journalist, working at every level in the craft, from a weekly reporter to a sports editor, to an executive at larger papers. Contending that survivors in the field must be flexible, adaptable and willing to zigzag as the digital age evolves, Watson prepares journalists to "fireproof" their careers, with an emphasis on learning varied skill sets and how to be entrepreneurial and creative.
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