Why Not Consider a Career In Journalism?

Most of us are very familiar with the exciting work of journalists because we see it almost every day. Journalists research, investigate, interpret and communicate news and public affairs. They work in a variety of media, including newspapers, television, and radio. Journalists may also work on a freelance basis, meaning that they work for themselves, creating stories and selling them to a newspaper or television network.

To be a journalist, you need to have very strong writing skills, as well as research and investigative skills. You also have to meet deadlines and be self-disciplined in completing your assignment. You can start practicing those skills now by completing your homework on time and always handing in your best work.

A number of colleges and universities in BC offer courses and degree programs in journalism. You can use the internet to learn more about those programs. You might want to start be looking at,, and

Admission to journalism programs requires the completion of grade 12, including English 12. Don’t drop that important course if you are interested in going on to post-secondary education, and especially if you are interested in a writing or broadcasting career. You can also start practicing for a career in journalism now, perhaps by helping with the school newsletter or community paper. That way you can discover whether you might like this exciting line of work.


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