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Lewis Beale

I have been a working journalist for over 30 years, have had staff jobs at three major city daily papers, written for dozens of websites, magazine and papers - and never took a single journalism course in college.
This might seem like heresy, but I think journalism degrees are worthless. Major in a good liberal arts field - I was a history major, but I'd also recommend political science, English, etc. - and take a few journalism courses. This will give you a broader education, and a wider view of the world. Write for the student newspaper. See if you can freelance stories to any of the local media outlets - daily papers, weeklies, etc.
Trust me, you do not need a journalism degree to have a career in journalism. But you do need to write.

Answered 6 years ago

Lewis Beale