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In Journalism, what would be a proper ratio of interview/news content to reviews and editorials.

I ask because I plan to become a Journalist for a career, and I am curious as to what ratio of opinion to news content would be most professional. #journalism

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Generally, you don't have to worry about this because you'll be assigned stories by an editor, or be pitching your own. Since you marked games journalism, I would assume you're talking about that field specifically. I would say a lot of time the best entry-way to get in is through reviews, since there are so many games coming out with not enough people to review them. You could bolster that with editorials on this like gamer gate or your opinion on day-one patches.


News content is probably the bulk of most aggregation sites, in terms of reporting on the day-to-day goings on of the industry. While interviews and larger editorial pieces are probably fewer, but more fun to work on (in my opinion). So I think the bulk would be news, then reviews, then opinion (if applicable), followed by larger editorial pieces.

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