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Does Maths lit limit or decrease my chances of getting accepted at universities to study journalism?

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Jackson’s Answer

Relebohile: My experience is based on the United States education system. Therefore, what I am sharing may not applicable where you are.

In general, no University would penalize students who showed good grades and achievements in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). The journalism industry always welcome talents with specific background and knowledge. It would be a shame that no journalists cover the latest scientific break through that changes the course of human history because journalists do not understand math.

I believe have a solid foundation in math and science give you an advantage when applying to University to study journalism. Good luck.

Thank you so much Mr Ku. Relebohile M.
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Chris’s Answer

Hi Relebohile -- I went into journalism in an effort to avoid math, so maybe I'm not the best to answer this question! :) In all seriousness, as Jackson points out, a strong foundation in math can certainly help. In particular, data literacy is something that I see as an emerging critical skill in today's media environment as both news outlets and businesses use data analytics to help understand their target audiences. Math, statistics, etc., can give you an advantage in understanding how to measure the effectiveness of your work. Hope this helps and good luck!
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