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    wot sort of course should i take to become a jounalist?
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    wot sort of course should i take to become a jounalist?
    Do you mean for A-levels or for university?
    English is always a good idea! Especially an English course specialising in Media. Or you could do Media Studies.
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    wot sort of course should i take to become a jounalist?
    The two people I know who were journalists studied English. There are specialised courses on Journalism, but I think they tend to be postgraduate. It would be worth checking on if it is definitely journalism that you want to do. You could also contact your local papers to get some experience of the role or to ask them what they look for in an aspiring journalist.
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    wot sort of course should i take to become a jounalist?
    Opt for english rather than 'media studies'.
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    I'm pretty sure you can do straight Journalism degrees, I know someone doing English and Jounalism

    For A Levels I'd suggest English, Media and maybe something like another language, or maybe even IT...just so you can show you are able to use a computer. Maybe your third one should just be something you enjoy?
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    (Original post by random_dude_66)
    wot sort of course should i take to become a jounalist?
    From what I hear, you don't actually need to have studied it to be one but if you are interested then there are dedicated journalism degrees... Though you can study other subjects to qualify for it. I should think essay-writing subjects would be adequate.

    Hope that helps.
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    English, media, history, classical studies, politics, depends whether you want to speciaslise in something?
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    The NCTJ course is probably better than a degree. (www.nctj.com) It's the industry recognised/accredited/sought after qualification.

    You certainly don't need to do a degree in journalism to become one, if you don't mind possibly having to take another one-year course before starting work. I did a journalism degree and I would recommend anyone to do a degree in anything else (English, History, Languages, Computing... whatever takes your fancy) because strictly journalism is a waste of most of the years when the NCTJ teaches you everything you need in 9 months.

    Having said that, it is not a qualification dependant industry. If you are good at writing you can usually get a job regardless of experience and training.
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    The NCTJ course is probably better than a degree. (www.nctj.com) It's the industry recognised/accredited/sought after qualification.

    ..............

    Having said that, it is not a qualification dependant industry. If you are good at writing you can usually get a job regardless of experience and training.
    I agree, my Mum and Dad were both journalists and neither of them had degrees at all, only NCTJs and now my Dad works for The Times.
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    Probably best to do something like English/History and get as much writing experience as possible along the way (student newspapers etc), rather than a media/journalism degree.
 
 
 
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