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Old 09-26-2009, 10:03 AM
Location: Glencoe, IL
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Originally Posted by rsdplaya View Post
wow, i must say...this comment was extremely dumb. it had nothing to do with the question asked!

he likes journalism, so of course he's going to pursue that!!!

what do you expect, that since the salaries are decreasing in that profession, everyone in the field will quit and find a new job and nobody will go to school for it again...? money isn't everything!!!!

as for you OP...i'm from minneapolis too...go gophers!!!!

but some schools to check out...Depaul, Northwestern, University of Chicago. I'm not sure if they have journalism, but those are some top schools.
The thing is, the number of paid journalism jobs is shrinking so rapidly that we're not far away from seeing the number of journalism majors in college exceed the number of jobs out there (not available jobs, total jobs). This isn't a "the pay will suck" situation, it's a "95% of journalism majors will never be able to get a job as a journalist" situation
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Old 09-27-2009, 09:27 AM
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I read an AP article in the paper about journalism. It said what other posters have said concerning the lack of jobs in the field, but coupled with a minor in business it should be pretty solid. The woman in the article had to do temp work for a business company to stay afloat and ended up putting her journalism degree to decent use when the company decided to hire her to conduct and write up interviews with successful businessmen.

Follow your dreams and all that sappy stuff, but have a back up plan as well. The going rate for a article published online is something like $15 for online papers. There is very little money if people aren't buyin a physical paper. Just words of advice, hopefully things work out for you.
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