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How do you choose the journalism school that's right for you? What do you need to land a summer internship? Here you'll learn everything you want - and need - to know about the world of college journalism.
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College Newspapers Should Ignore the Naysayers and Keep on Printing
College Newspapers Should Ignore the Naysayers and Keep on Printing

Four Things You Can Do to Succeed in Journalism School
Four Things You Can Do to Succeed in Journalism School

Despite the Obstacles, Journalism Students Keep Putting the Paper Out
Despite the Obstacles, Journalism Students Keep Putting the Paper Out

Wall St. Journal Editor Talks About Covering Missing Malaysian Jet
Wall St. Journal Editor Talks About Covering Missing Malaysian Jet

The Responsibilities of Working On a Student Newspaper
The Responsibilities of Working On a Student Newspaper

Produce a Student Newspaper and Website on a Budget
Produce a Student Newspaper - and Website - on a Budget

Top Five Tips for Journalism Students
Top Five Tips for Journalism Students

Six Good Work Habits Young Reporters Need to Develop

Despite the Naysayers, Journalism Students Still Follow Their Dreams
Despite the Naysayers, Journalism Students Still Follow Their Dreams

Which Kinds of Journalism Students are the Ones Who Succeed?
Which Kinds of Journalism Students are the Ones Who Succeed?

How to Succeed in Journalism? It's Easy.
How to Succeed in Journalism? It's Easy.

Journalism Schools Are Not an Escalator to Nowhere
Journalism Schools Are Not an Escalator to Nowhere

Was a Journalism Teacher Right to Publicly Criticize a Student's Story?
Was a Journalism Teacher Right to Publicly Criticize a Student's Story?

Want to Get a Great Journalism Education? Do the Obvious.

Six Reasons Why It's So Important to Get Published
Six Reasons Why It's So Important to Get Published

Different Kinds of Stories You Can Write for Your Student Newspaper
Different Kinds of Stories You Can Write for Your Student Newspaper

If You're a Slacker in J-School, Forget About a Career in the News Business
If You're a Slacker in J-School, Forget About a Career in the News Business

Avoid the Common Mistakes That Beginning Reporters Make
Avoid the Common Mistakes That Beginning Reporters Make

Why Do Many Journalism Students Skimp on Reporting?
Why Do Many Journalism Students Skimp on Reporting?

Can You Learn to be a Journalist From a Distance Learning Course?
Can You Learn to be a Journalist From an Online Learning Course?

Some Advice for High School Journalism Teachers
Some Advice for High School Journalism Teachers

It's a Mistake for College Newspapers to Stop Printing and go Online-Only
It's a Mistake for College Newspapers to Stop Printing and go Online-Only

What can 2011 Journalism School Graduates Expect in the Job Market?
Journalism Jobs - What can new Journalism School Graduates Expect in the Job Market?

Journalism One of the Worst Careers? Try Telling That to My Students
Journalism One of the Worst Jobs? Try telling That to my Students

Graduating from Journalism School? Tips for Landing That First Job
Graduating from Journalism School - Tips for Getting Your Career Started

At One Community College, Students Who Are Still Excited About Newspapers
Student newspapers, college journalism, college newspapers

From One Semester to the Next, Finding Students who are Excited About Journalism
From One Semester to the Next, Finding Students who are Excited About Journalism

Should You Get a Journalism Degree?
The Pros and Cons of Majoring in Journalism

Do You Need a Bachelor's Degree to be a Journalist?
Do you need a bachelor's degree to be a journalist?

Find Great Photos for Your Newspaper or Website - Without Violating Copyright
How to Find Great Photos for Your Newspaper or Website - Without Violating Copyright

A Lesson for Students: Big Dreams Are Fine, but Don't Forget the Hard Work
Want to Succeed in Journalism? Work Hard and Show up Everyday

The First Amendment and Press Freedom at Student Newspapers
How Do the Laws Differ at High Schools and Colleges?

You Want to Get a Job in Journalism? Read the News
You Want to Get a Job in Journalism? Read the News

Five Reasons Why Journalism Students Should Follow the News
Five Reasons Why Journalism Students Should Follow the News

Censorship at Student Newspapers
It’s a chilling but all-too common scenario: A student writes something controversial in a high school or college newspaper, and pretty soon school officials are threatening to censor the publication, and the paper's faculty adviser is taking heat from the administration. And while college papers generally enjoy the same First Amendment rights as professional publications, high school papers ar…

Fussy College Administrators Are Taking All the Joy Out of Student Newspapers
Fussy College Administrators Are Taking All the Joy Out of Student Newspapers

A Back-to-School Kit for Journalism Students
It's back-to-school time, and while students everywhere are buying textbooks and sharpening their pencils (or firing up their laptops), journalism students in high school and college have specific stuff they need - and need to know. Whether it's a reporter's notebook or brushing up on Associated Press style, here are some of the basics to get the school year started right.

Preparing For a Journalism Career, From High School to College
So you're a high school or college student, and you want to work in the news business, but you're not sure how. Here, step-by-step, is a list of the things you can do to have a good shot at landing a job when college graduation rolls around.

Get the Most Out of Journalism School
Follow these steps to make the most of your time in J-School.

Choosing The Journalism School That’s Right For You
Pick The Program That Fits Your Needs

Find the Best Journalism Professors
Look for Real-world Experience

Journalism Internships: The Basics
They're Great Work Experience And a Real Resume Builder

Seven Tips For Getting a Great Journalism Internship
The Competition is Fierce, So Improve Your Odds

Make the Most of Your Journalism Internship
Seven Tips to Help You Impress Your Editor and Get Great Clips

Five Reasons Why You Should Write For Your Student Newspaper
Sure it's Extra Work, But It'll Pay Off Down The Road

Six Things You Need To Do In College (To Get a Print Journalism Job)
Keep Busy Outside the Classroom

Five Ways to Make a Great Impression in a Journalism Job Interview
Dress for Success, Show a Little Attitude

Clips: What Are They, Why Do You Need Them?
Clips are copies of your published articles. Most reporters save copies of every story they've ever had published, from high school onward.

College Journalist: Tom Rowan
Writing for the Temple University student paper in Philadelphia

College Journalist: Laura Irwin
Editing a Weekly Student Paper at a Community College in Pennsylvania

College Journalist: Jennifer Golding
Writing for a Website That Covers Penn State

College Journalist: Bryan Thomas
Running The Daily Student Newspaper at UC-Berkeley

To Make it in Journalism, Students Must Develop a Nose for News
To Make it in Journalism, Students Must Develop a Nose for News

Too Often, English Classes Don't Teach Students What They Really Need to Know
Too Often, English Classes Don't Teach Students What They Really Need to Know

Five Ways College Journalism Students Can Promote Themselves Online
Use Everything From Blogs to Facebook

Get Journalism Work Experience - and Great Clips - Over the Summer
Get Journalism Work Experience - and Great Clips - Over the Summer

J-school Students Must Prepare for Fast Pace and Heavy Workload of Pro Newsrooms
J-school Students Must Prepare for Fast Pace and Heavy Workload of Pro Newsrooms

Many Journalists Love Teaching, But Must Adjust to A Slower Pace
Journalists who become teachers say it can be a rewarding change, the chance to pass on some hard-won wisdom to the next generation of eager young novices. But teaching jobs often pay less, and journalists accustomed to the frenetic pace of the newsroom often have trouble throttling down to the decidedly more sedate pace of the classroom.

College Journalism Programs in The U.S.

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