Why did I choose this course:
I took journalism because I liked writing.
About my college education:
It was interesting to study journalism. A couple of memorable experiences such as covering a political protest as part of our photography class, we also had to 'publish' our own newspapers.
Skills and attitude - I think that you would have to be inquisitive and also objective at the same time. Persuasiveness.
My current job:
I'm an editorial analyst for an outsourcing company. I read newspapers/journals/magazines then index the topic of what I read.
Am I using what I learned in college:
I think I learned to be objective. Journalism classes concentrated on the writing part however my work now evolves around editing and processing information which have already been written. being objective allows me to take that information and sort of 'decode' it to differentiate the information from the slant the writer is aiming for.
How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
I graduated may 2, 2007. Took a semi-vacation (almost a month) then got a job august 6, 2007
Do I recommend studying Journalism:
I would recommend journalism to high school students. Contrary to popular belief, there are other career opportunities for journalism graduates aside from the typical network-newspaper job. They could work for magazines, write for blogs or be contributors to various publications. They could also explore opportunities in public relations. Journalism is a fulfilling career since it gives you a peak into the world of other people and you get to cover interesting topics or issues. The salary level may not be that commendable but in the long run I think a good portfolio and experience can go a long way into broadening the career path of journalism graduates.
Advice to people who are thinking of studying this course:
If you take journalism and really take a job as a reporter then expect that not a lot of people will like what you report specially if it doesn't put them in good light.
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