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18 Things You’ll Only Know If You Study Magazine Journalism At Solent

From spending a small fortune on magazines to stalking everyone in the industry, we all hope that byline is worth it.

1. Media kits become the bane of your life.

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2. InDesign is either your best friend or your working nightmare.

There is no inbetween.

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3. Getting a byline soon becomes the only thing that is important.

“Will my name be attached to that?”

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4. You become an expert at writing cover letters.

Plz take me, I’m desperate.

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5. If you don’t live near London you will have to take out a small loan to pay for work experience.

Sure, I’ll spend £300 to work for you for free, that sounds like a good idea!

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6. Stalking people becomes your full time profession.

There is no shame in it.

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7. You will pray for the day when you don’t have to study theory again.

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8. You know that LinkedIn is very important but you have no interest in using it.

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9. Buying magazines can now be justified as research.

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10. People always respond with “oooooo” when you tell them what you study.

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11. And they always wish they studied something cool as well.

Well, you can’t.

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12. You brag that you don’t have any exams.

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13. But have to explain to everyone that you don’t study media. 

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14. And people always say they’re the same thing.

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!

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15. You know that your job will lead to a lot of free stuff.

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16. Which justifies the free labour you’ve given for years.

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17. Not being able to earn money over the summer because you spend it interning. 

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18. But ultimately knowing that you are doing the best course. 

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