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10-13-2011, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by NitHeel
Don't do it. Seriously. If I could go back 15 years and stop younger me from doing it, I would do 11 times out of 10. It's a terrible future-less career that you'll have to abandon at some point in time.
Originally Posted by DrinkFightFlyers View Post
Well best of luck to you. The salaries are low and getting lower and newspapers aren't really on the most stable footing. The job I had out of college was like $24k a year and no benefits. It was really a great job, and I did love it, but there is not much room for salary increases. Like I said, if you have savings or a low cost of living, then rock and roll (I would have loved to). But if you plan on moving out of your parents house, you'll need a second job. Not trying to be a dick, and I very well could be wrong, but that was my experience and I wish I knew that going into it.
Pure journalism is on the downswing, but a BJ degree that acronym was the source of a lot of hilarity 20 years ago when I was in university does have some versatility if you look outside of the traditional journalism outlets. Most big companies need communications personnel, and my degree got me into a medical publishing company and have been in this industry for the past 2 decades.

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