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    Hi I know that journalism isn't the best paying career out there but is it still worthwhile? I myself love reading, writing and always want to the know the latest news. But can Journalism be a career that is enjoyed despite the money supposedly not being much. I think it can be.
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    Hi! I am in my last year of studying Journalism, and I definitely think it's a worthwhile career. I know everyone says that income from journalism generally isn't a lot, but most of the time it's freelancers or junior writers that don't earn heaps. There are some really well paid positions out there, but you (and me!) may have to work a little while for less before being able to progress to a higher paid position.

    All of my lecturers at university have had really successful careers as journalists, there is so much exciting opportunity in the industry so if it's what you want to do, I'd definitely pursue it.
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    Hello,

    I'd have to to agree with the above - journalism is a popular career choice. It is good to be aware that journalism is changing along with the media and publishing industry - but that's certainly not a bad thing. With more opportunities than ever in digital journalism alongside traditional publishing, it is still a worthwhile career.

    Check out our articles on 'routes into journalism' as well as some ideas as to what you can do with your journalism degree.

    Hope that helps!

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    One of my best friends wanted to be a journalist. She studied at Oxford, worked for the university newspaper, did work experience in the holidays. She got work from the university doing one of those telathon things- where you ring up alumni and ask them to donate money. They try and make it so the people you're ringing up are people in the career sector you want to go into, so you can get career advice and have something to bond over while you're asking them for money. Anyway, basically every journalist she spoke to said something along the lines of "don't go into journalism, it's a dying industry."

    The trouble is that so many people are willing to write for free on the internet, it's making it harder and harder to find paid work. My advice would be that if it's your dream and you can't see yourself doing anything else, then chase after it- it's hard, but not impossible. If it's just something you think "hmm, maybe this could be fun" then potentially look into other career options.
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    hi journalism today is changing which means for younger generation there is a lot of opportunities to get in online journalism and get specialised in something that you can build a brand around. journalists these days have to be more entrepreneurial. times are gone where you just write and report . now you have to be able to create a community and following so a good understanding of social media and multimedia skills will be needed as well as some tech ability to rise through the noise and create whatever you want. Poynter university has an online certificate on entrepreneurial journalism if this sounds like what you want to do, have a look. journalism is a great career but it's changing and offer a lot of opportunities for those who can spot the trends fast! hope that helps .
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    Hi! I graduated with a degree in journalism last year and I think it is absolutely a worthwhile career, in fact I'd argue it's one of the most vital careers for a well-functioning society, but you have to be really passionate about it. You are liable to face a lot of roadblocks, and a lot of people compete for the same jobs. You have to be willing to sell yourself, look for freelance opportunities and make opportunities for yourself. It's also a frustrating career right now because the industry is struggling to figure out how it's going to "be" in the future. One of the most frustrating things can be watching your friends and acquaintances lose jobs (our local paper cut 20 just this week) while meanwhile hearing others complain about having to pay for access to a news site. Journalism isn't free; journalists need income too! (beware you may find yourself lecturing people a lot )

    Long story short: if you have the drive then absolutely go for it but beware it's not an easy career path right now!
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    My father was a journalist from 1985 to 2006. Having considered this as a career and spoken to him about it I know that journalism is in a state of flux. The BBC does not have as much money as it once did and has rolled back somewhat in recent years. There has been recent investment in things like World Service though. He worked in BBC World Service along with 5 Live and presented Europe Today for a time.

    I think if journalism is what you want to do, do it! Our generation are going to working into our 70s so I think you should first and foremost aim to go into a career you enjoy. Of course it's going to be hard to get into it as a career, but what worthwhile career isn't competitive?
 
 
 
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