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Careers: Journalism

Working in the news business

A career in journalism requires writing skills and the ability to comprehend the significance of events. Basic writing and reporting skills are required for journalism majors. Also, an understanding of American society requires a broad liberal arts education with an emphasis on courses in political science, history, economics, and society.

Within the field of political science, you might focus on courses in state and local government, public administration, party politics, comparative government, and international politics.

The job market in journalism is very competitive today. Within the profession of journalism, however, there continues to be considerable opportunity for movement and for rapid career advancement once you are placed. Practical experience can include writing for a college newspaper or an internship at a local radio station or newspaper.

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