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How To Find Jobs and Build Careers in Journalism


Here you can discover the steps to take to build a career in journalism, from high school through to college and on to the working world. Learn what life is like in a real news room and what professional journalists say about their jobs. And get a handle on what you'll need if you decide to go it alone as a citizen journalist.
  1. Getting Started
  2. Getting a Job
  3. Life in the Newsroom
  4. The Pros Talk
  5. Do It Yourself: Citizen Journalism

Getting Started

So you're a high school or college student, and you want to work in the news business, but you're not where to start. Here are the things you can do to have a good shot at landing a job when college graduation rolls around.

Getting a Job

So now it's time to launch your job hunt. But the journalism job market is competitive even in the best of times - and these aren't the best of times. You need to arm yourself with as much good information as possible to give yourself an edge over the competition.

Life in the Newsroom

Want to know what it's like to work at a wire service or a small community paper? Here you can get a sense of what lie in the newsroom is like at different kinds of news organizations.

The Pros Talk

Here is where journalists from news organizations around the country talk about what their jobs are like on a daily basis - the good, the bad and the just plain exciting stuff.

Do It Yourself: Citizen Journalism

So you want to try going it alone by becoming a citizen journalist. Here's how you can get started, with information on what citizen journalism is, ways you can ensure that you do quality work and the tools you'll need to be effective.

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