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I have business studies ,coputer application technology acconting and mathematical literacy as my subjects are those enough or will i need to take a bridging course before i start studing to become a news anchor ?

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Hi i am lerato and 15 years of age i live in south africa .I think news is a very important role in our daily life . That is why i want to become a news anchor . Your response to my question will intend be helpful in my decision making. #journalism #business #entrepreneur

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My wife is a journalist and my brother in law a new anchor. None of them have specific journalism training. However both are very interested in new things and analytical. And not afraid of standing in front of a crowed. So a news anchor is like or jobs people do. Some have training and some don't in the specific field they work in. If you are passionate about something I don't think taking this or that class will make a difference for you. It comes down to passion and you can learn on the job. My advice is to get a foot in the door at a broadcasting company and start to work your way up.
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Erika’s Answer

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You will want to take courses in communication, writing, and specialty courses in journalism and media communication, if possible. Research what educational backgrounds journalists have in your country for some perspective as well. You are already so internet savvy at such a young age! Perhaps start your own blog. This will be a great way to practice your communication and writing skills. Do try to find courses on coursera.org related to communications and/or journalism.
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Daphne’s Answer

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Communicating the news is a very important and vital role. Congratulations on your chosen field. Learning about the world around you and always asking why 5 times to get to the route of a matter will serve you well. Taking your basic courses including Journalism, Media, and even Advertising will all help you. Connecting with others in the field can be invaluable. Seek to secure internships - paid and unpaid - to gain knowledge and insight. Even if you don't intern as a reporter, just working in the environment will provide you with a wealth of exposure, experience and insight.

When you get to college, volunteer to be a personality on the campus radio and/or television station. Again, doing something related will always benefit you. I can't wait to see you on the evening news someday.
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