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The thoughts of a young journalist in southeastern Michigan

The beginning

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This is the first of what I hope to be a series of informative blog posts regarding the media industry and college students and graduates. I hope to offer my insight on the media industry, and give suggestions to those beginning in it.

While this first post is an introductory post, I can offer one bit of advice to students out there looking to join the media business after graduation: Get involved with your college’s media organization(s).

It is impounded into the minds of college freshmen and high school seniors that classes are the most important during their time at college. While classes are the backbone of a good liberal arts education, nothing teaches a journalist more than reporting a story, shooting a photo or creating a news video that will be seen by hundreds, if not thousands of people.

Working on an assignment that will reach people gives it more meaning, and will be a better judge of your abilities than just turning in a story for class. While that still needs to be completed, getting published is the best thing an up-and-coming journalist can do.

I hope to improve this blog and write more to what readers are looking for. If there is a subject matter that you’d like to see my comments on, please leave your feedback below!

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Written by David Veselenak

January 31, 2010 at 7:43 pm

Posted in Journalism

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