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So You Want to Be A Journalist?

Posted on : 12-13-2010 | By : Vadim Lavrusik | In : Journalism school, Online Journalism, Social Media

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Before you decide, watch this video. Aside from it being humorous, it unfortunately reflects the attitude and misinformed expectations many young journalists have today.

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As a young journalist, I think this video underestimates the knowledge of college journalists. At least at my school, the University of Oregon, we are constantly reminded of the difficulty of the field we are about to enter. I am sure most of my fellow students are aware of this as well. Stories and articles get killed from college newspapers all the time, and you can’t even get in to some of the upper level classes without experience at an internship or campus publication.

The video was funny (although a little rudimentary- technologically speaking), but I think it was a little insulting to us younger journalists who are even more aware of the realities of the journalism field in today’s changing job market.

You must be at a great school. When I went to journalism school as an undergrad, and even as a graduate student at Columbia (funny, I know), a lot people did have those expectations only to be hit on the head right before graduation.

I hate to be the bitter one but this is true! All had to start somehwere. Me with Adfero (AHH) http://bit.ly/hGQUei via@JDaviesMedia

RT @Bangshowbiz: I hate to be the bitter one but this is true! All had to start somehwere. Me with Adfero (AHH) http://bit.ly/hGQUei via@JDaviesMedia

Vous remplacez “NYT” par “Le Monde” et vous avez exactement les mêmes échanges en France… http://bit.ly/hGQUei via @davanac

It’s interesting how this video highlights what many high schoolers probably think. I know that a lot of schools make their students fully aware of what is going to happen, that the industry isn’t going to give you a job right away or that you’re going to have to pay your dues. I was reminded of this in college and in graduate school, fully aware that it was going to be difficult to get into the industry.

RT @ThibPez: Vous remplacez “NYT” par “Le Monde” et vous avez exactement les mêmes échanges en France… http://bit.ly/hGQUei via @davanac

So you want to be a journalist? Maybe think again…
http://lavrusik.com/2010/12/13/so-you-want-to-be-a-journalist/

RT @sheenarossiter: So you want to be a journalist? Maybe think again…
http://lavrusik.com/2010/12/13/so-you-want-to-be-a-journalist/

Hilarious! Shout out to Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism! http://lavrusik.com/2010/12/13/so-you-want-to-be-a-journalist/

[…] So You Want to Be A Journalist? – Vadim Lavrusik, December 2010 […]

So you want to be a journalist? Watch this and die laughing at how true and sad it is for you newspaper ppl: http://tinyurl.com/2f2tlnv

One of these pearls you find on the web: http://bit.ly/hGQUei So you want to be a journalist?” by @lavrusik, dedicated to my #uc3m students

RT @BeaCalvoP: One of these pearls you find on the web: http://bit.ly/hGQUei So you want to be a journalist?” by @lavrusik, dedicated to my #uc3m students

RT @BeaCalvoP: One of these pearls you find on the web: http://bit.ly/hGQUei So you want to be a journalist?” by @lavrusik, dedicated to my #uc3m students

RT @BeaCalvoP: One of these pearls you find on the web: http://bit.ly/hGQUei So you want to be a journalist?” by @lavrusik, dedicated to my #uc3m students

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