Hi Larmie. I would suggest rather than considering law school to further an international broadcast career, you may enhance your career opportunities in broadcast more if you were fluent in one or more foreign languages. In particular Chinese. That may sound formidable, but so is law school. If you were multi-lingual you might also find interesting opportunists outside of the field of journalism if you wished, but you would be a high-demand journalist if you spoke the language of the country from which you were reporting.
yoonji KIMCareerVillage.org Team
My very good college friend is now working as a Politics reporter for HuffPost and now covers the Senate in DC. He started out as a Political Science major and his first job out of college was working at a law firm as a Legal Assistant. He thought he wanted to pursue a career in law so there's some overlap with Tom's suggestion. However, after a few months he realized that this was not his interest and decided to move to DC to get into politics. He ended up interning at Talking Points Memo and eventually getting a job there as a reporter was promoted to an editor position. He then moved over to HuffPost and has been there for 5 years.
I share this story so you can get some insights and inspiration to kickstart your own career in reporting. There are so many different ways to get into the field. You could study journalism in school and then intern at a newspaper, magazine, or news network and work your way up. You could get really deep expertise in a field like law, politics, economic or a region/country in the world like France or in a Francophone country and cover the different topics and issue areas. Stick with it and GOOD LUCK!
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