Help with deciding what type of journalism to focus on! watch
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Last edited by username1217219; 25-09-2017 at 23:17.
- 29-12-2014 00:49
- 31-12-2014 12:53
Well you must have been inspired by something or someone to do journalism in the first place - can you find inspiration there?
What gets your heart racing in the current field of journalism?
(Original post by Wheeto95)
I am currently studying Journalism at university.
However, I am now half way through my second year and still unsure about what topic I want to specialise in.
I have enjoyed finding stories locally and getting my own quotes to write a fresh angle on the stories this year, so I feel that I would prefer to work in newspaper/magazine; but I don't know what subject I want to cover (eg fashion, sport, travel)
I also want to start a blog but again, without having a specific topic I don't know where to start.
I am studying abroad as part of the Erasmus programme soon so I plan on blogging about that but I was wondering if anyone has any advice on how they decided on what specific area of journalism they want to specialise in?
I know I have another year left at university, but I am worrying that I am going to leave without a clear plan/idea of what I want to do!
- 03-02-2015 21:11
I agree with the previous poster. I also want to add, think about when you are reading something in the paper (or magazine, etc), hear something on the radio or television, what kinds of subjects has gotten you excited?
From someone who has already graduated from uni several years ago, I also want to tell you not to worry if you don't know exactly what you want to do yet. Many don't. Life is interesting. Even if you do know right now, you might change careers in 5 or 10 years from now. If things don't get clearer by the time you graduate, just get a job in the field, if you can. Take what you can get. If you end up in something you don't like, then at least you have work experience and you can cross out one thing on your list of possible interests. You'll eventually find something that you love to do.
I also want to suggest getting internships while you are a student, if you haven't already. This will give you a head start on figuring out what you like and don't like even more.