Join for FREE,
and start talking with other members, weighing in on community discussions,
Also, by registering and logging in you'll see fewer ads and pesky
welcome messages (like this one!)
Journalism is hardly a "bogus" major if you want to learn to write in journalistic fashion. Writing "intellectually-based" papers for English and history classes does not prepare you to write newspaper style - it's a completely different discipline and form that requires a different mindset of writing.
She is pretty down on journalism as a major, having sat through many classes where she had to go over and over a writing style she had already mastered at both her high school paper and at a daily with a circulation of 15,000 that she edited for about six months between graduating high school early and going on to college.