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    Hey everyone,
    So recently i realised that journalism was definetely the career for me, as i love reading and writing, and i am confident enough to enjoy interviewing.
    However when i was picking my a-level options i didn't chose english, as at that point i was set on t.v production and didn't think i would need it.
    Now i am studying for history, politics, psychology and biology a-levels
    Could i still get into journalism at university? Or should i take a year off to take an english a-level as well, and then apply?
    I'm really confused, as my friend told me i should take a degree in politics and then do some training afterwards. That way i would have a specialism and it would be easier?
    I'm really confused!
    Thanks for any responses

    from my experience and the experiences of my friends, the best journalists out there are those who have studied a range of subjects and perhas gone to journalism as a masters course. I would take history if I was you, as it shows great writing skills, get involved with the studnet paper, do some work experience and then apply for a grad school course.

    There cant be many journalists working on the times who have a journalism degree. Think its a bit of a waste and might get you as far as local papers and local magazines. Its the hard work experience graft thats valued and being at uni give syou time to do that.

    Good luck.
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