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Class of 2013: Journalism majors

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  • Rolando4Rolando4 Registered User Posts: 413 Member
    Thank you for relaying that advice! What kind of journalism are you interested in studying and pursuing? Online? I'm a broadcast journalism major; as implied, I'd like to work for television, but who knows.
  • CE527MCE527M Registered User Posts: 4,989 Senior Member
    Well, if I could, print, but that's laughable, so probably online. I've been considering sports journalism too.
  • tommyboy614tommyboy614 Registered User Posts: 204 Junior Member
    I'm so glad you mentioned that, Rolando4! I've been worrying a lot about that lately. Journalism is my passion and I don't want to give it up, but I know how the economy is and prospects for journalists. But at the same time, I feel in order to be successful in Journalism, you have to be passionate for it. So if you have passion, you'll succeed!
    Also, great advice CE27M!
  • Rolando4Rolando4 Registered User Posts: 413 Member
    If it's not too personal, what schools are you guys attending? I really wish this section was more active!
  • tommyboy614tommyboy614 Registered User Posts: 204 Junior Member
    I'll be attending Drake University in Des Moines, IA this fall. My actual major is called "News/Internet."

    I too wish this thread was more active!
  • tommyboy614tommyboy614 Registered User Posts: 204 Junior Member
    Oh, and the News/Internet major is basically the new term for "print," but I'll also be learning online and multimedia my first semester.
  • Rolando4Rolando4 Registered User Posts: 413 Member
    Yeah, I guess there just aren't a lot of journalism majors for our class?

    What kind of publications does Drake have? U of I has a paper called the Daily Illini, a long with a few magazines. Unfortunately, they don't have a news broadcast show :/.
  • tommyboy614tommyboy614 Registered User Posts: 204 Junior Member
    Drake has The Times Delphic, it's twice weekly newspaper, a LOT of magazines (Drake has one of the best, if not, the best, magazine programs), a radio station (94.1 The Dog) and it has a broadcasting station. That's one of the reasons why I chose Drake; the array of opportunities to get involved in student media.
    What made you choose U of I? As an Illinois resident, I applied there, but it was just too big for me. Really nice campus though. :)
  • Rolando4Rolando4 Registered User Posts: 413 Member
    I'm from Illinois too (guess that's obvious)! I chose it based on cost; surprisingly, they were the cheapest option. Even UIC would have cost more. I would have rather gone to Fordham or Miami (FL), but I'd rather avoid the debt. I'm not sure whether or not I'll be going to grad school, but I'd rather be safe than sorry.
  • tommyboy614tommyboy614 Registered User Posts: 204 Junior Member
    I think that's the best way to go nowadays; the cheaper options, especially for a journalism degree. But I'm sure you'll still be happy! U of I is great!
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