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Journalism Major a Good Idea in this Economy?

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Dear Experts,

I am currently a college student majoring in English with a minor in Philosophy. I have always wanted to be a journalist; however, I did not really care for journalism as a major because none of the concentrations appeal to me, although I love to write.

Given the state of the economy and the fact many magazines and newspapers are struggling financially, should I continue to strive towards the goal of becoming a journalist of a magazine/newspaper or go a completely different route and continue my education to get a law degree? Is a Journalism Major a good idea in this economy?

Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question:

Q#269 Lots of journalism online; many writing jobs in world. Law isn’t only other option. Start blogging! (@juliaerickson)

Q#269 Do what you love to do. If you want to be a journalist, write compelling freelance work on the side to gain experience. (@gradversity)

Q#269 Good writing is in demand in many fields, don’t need to be journalist to write. Get JD only if you want to practice law. (@AskAManager)

Q#269 You cn do alot with what U learn/gain fr “journalism” beyond th traditional jobs like those U mentioned. (@RTResumePro)

Q#269 Do what you enjoy, do it with passion, and you will ultimately do it very well. (@RTResumePro)

Q#269 OK, less esoteric: The skills of a strong journalist bkgrnd will ALWAYS be marketable & in many places. (@RTResumePro)


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