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What are the subjects studied to become a journalist?

I'm 16years old and I have a passion for reading to people to understand and enjoy and know what I'm talking about. I'm of Cameroonian origin and just had the ordinary levels, so as I'm going to high school I will like to study subjects that will help me become a journalist in future that is particularly broadcasting on world news. #journalism #media #broadcast-media #broadcast-television #breaking-news


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Nariman’s Answer

A liberal arts education provides a well-rounded education and a starting point for journalism foundation. Read in depth and read a lot - the more knowledge you have about as many topics as you can, the better you will become in asking good questions. A journalism degree will teach you the how of journalism and help you form contacts with those in the field and this is always helpful for job hunting.


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Jared’s Answer

Hi Emmanuella. You asked a great question, but put tags onto your question that will not help it become discovered. The Question Topics "characteristics", "subjects", "qualifications", and "mode" are unrelated to your question. I recommend you edit your question to make the topics more relevant. For example "journalism" "broadcasting" "media" and so on. That will help it become discovered, and hopefully answered by a journalist!


Thank you sir, for the correction. Emmanuella Ringnyu N.

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Lindsey’s Answer

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Hi Emmanuella,


It's great you have the ambition to become a journalist. It is a demanding, yet rewarding profession!


You will need to take English, of course, and ideally an advanced/AP course if you can. Since you are interested in being a broadcaster, you have to feel comfortable in front of a camera so sign up for a public speaking class if you have that option. Does your school have a Youth and Government group? If so, I would encourage you to join it. Definitely join yearbook and/or newspaper to get as much writing and publishing experience as you can. After high school, you will need to get a Bachelor's degree in Journalism, specializing in News/Editorial and/or Broadcasting. Another tip I have for you - READ! Read as much as you can, as often as you can.


Please let me know if you have any other questions! I was a News/Editorial major (and minored in Communications) at the University of Oregon. They have a wonderful and challenging journalism school that you should check out!


Best of luck to you, Emmanuella!


thanks so much Emmanuella Ringnyu N.

i have a question what should i take in class 11th science or commerce which is easier subject what subject should i take in class 11th sonika A.

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H. Griselle’s Answer

Hi Emmanuella,


A journalism degree is a great place to start. Study as much as you can about politics and the economy as this will be a big part of what you do in journalism. Consider voice and acting classes to polish your presentation. Find an internship if at all possible. Being a journalist is a big commitment it is not just a job it is a lifestyle that often comes with sacrifices. Make sure you are very clear about your values and what is important to you. Be realistic about how much you are willing to give to the profession. Best Wishes.


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