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1. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

Hello hello everyone.

I know there are quiet a few journalists, writers, and a copy-writer (hehe) around this crazy place, I was wondering what would be the best way to get into Journalism?

There are some colleges here that offer "Journalism" as a Diploma course, and then there are always the University tours-of-duty.

What say you?

2. Posted by Twinkle (Respected Member 1112 posts) 11y

Im in the Fashion Industry myself, mainly the design side of things but I have recently been dabbling in a bit of fashion writing which was pretty cool!!!!Several of my friends have just graduated from BA Journalism and have been lucky to land brilliant jobs with places such as the Times, the Guardian and arena magazine.My housemate is currently studying MA Journalism and hes come over from the states to study....I know a lot of magazines and newspapers take on people for work experience so maybe it would be good to maybe start interning somewhere for a while to get a feel of the industry and decide your best option...I dont know if you would be planning on studying overseas but if so University of Westminster is very reputable for Journalism and Media and Its a great Uni to be at!
I have a few friends who are doing freelance journalism right now and they are making a lot of money and getting some great projects!!!Or if you werent so keen on going the degree route, how about enrol in a night class, or college course to help you build up a decent portfolio and then try to launch yourself freelance.
Ive recently been interning for a magazine which I was mainly doing styling and sourcing but I got given the opportunity to try my hand at a bit of editing and writing which was a great experience, so how about contacting a few local newspapers and magazines to see if you could go and help out and see how it all workd?Great way to meet people with experience and take advantage of their knowledge and advice!!!Good Luck!

3. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

That is some great advice, thank you very much! I will have to look into it a bit more, and like you say - take a look into the industry with an internship or something.

Thanks again.

4. Posted by Twinkle (Respected Member 1112 posts) 11y

You are most welcome!!!Good luck with everything!!!