Great question and I agree with Misty and Jess. Writing and communications classes will be very valuable if you are interested in journalism. I took a college level journalism course myself and it offered me the opportunity to practice interview skills, gathering and forming a story and even learn more about social media trends in journalism.
Check out helpful websites, like the Associated Press at https://www.ap.org/en-us/.
The AP stylebook and resources available help with understanding consistencies in journalism and writing.
Also, as a way to continue increasing your vocabulary, consider apps and games that can introduce you to new words in fun ways, like “Wordscapes.”
Melisa recommends the following next steps:
- Seek out a mentor or individual in a journalism or communications career that interests you and learn more about their job.
- Check out the Associated Press at https://www.ap.org/en-us/
- Practice, practice and more PRACTICE! Practice by writing papers or stories and ask others for feedback. Bookmark or keep copies of stories you’ve read and find helpful and interesting.