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I received a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication and Political Science in 2012 from the University of Iowa. I am currently working as a professional writer for a fortune 500 company in their corporate communications department.
With that said, I love writing too. While in college, working towards my degree, I had three internships. One was as a daily newspaper reporter, another as a radio news show host, and lastly as a TV news producer at a local TV station.
All of those internships helped me decided what type of writing I liked. In the field of writing and journalism, there are so many options - you are not limited to just writing for a newspaper. I very much enjoy my career as a professional writer for a large organization. While we still follow journalistic principles and AP style, I also get to be more creative and learn a lot about other functions in my company.
A sort answer to your question though, if you get experience as an undergraduate through internships or your school paper, it will not be hard to find a job as a journalist. However, entry-level reporters do not make a lot of money starting off. It takes patience and talent.