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10-13-2011, 12:40 PM
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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.
That may have been true 20 years ago, but I don't think it is so much right now. I went to a pretty well respected undergrad school with good grades, wrote for the school's paper, wrote for an independent sports magazine, and interned at MSG for the Knicks and Rangers. Couldn't get an interview anywhere but journalism related places and most of those offered a pittance as a salary (and believe me, I looked). Maybe that is just my experience.
I do have a friend with a master's in journalism and he has written for the NYT, ESPN, WSJ, and many others. So maybe the master's is key?
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