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19 Reasons Why Journalism Students Are Allowed To Be Complete Divas

Studying for any degree is enough to turn anyone into a diva, but there are some reasons why studying Journalism in particular completely warrants this behaviour.

1. There’s always an obscene amount of deadlines that you need to meet.

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2. Which makes the pressure of thinking up more stories even harder to bear.

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3. And let’s not even talk about trying to find paid, or even unpaid, industry experience.

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4. The competition is so fierce you’re always either looking for any opportunity to outdo your coursemates.

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5. Or questioning if this is really the right career for you.

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6. While everyone else is booking boozy holidays, you’re trying to organise summer internships.

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7. And struggling with the pressure of being expected to know everything that’s happening in the news. Literally everything.

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8. Or needing interviews for your story but no one wants to comment or talk to you.

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9. People on other courses never appreciate how difficult and subjective current affairs tests are.

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10. And they’ll never, ever know the pain of needing to compose a news story in the space of a one hour seminar.

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11. Or having to edit a story a million times before it’s absolutely perfect.

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12. You always have to remain balanced and fair in your writing even when you’ve never felt so far from balanced and fair.

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13. And you feel as though you spend more time proofreading than you do literally everything else.

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14. Except maybe transcribing. It never seems to end. Ever.

15. When you’re not building your portfolio, you’re thinking about building it.

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16. And you can’t help feeling guilty when you’re not writing anything. 

Which hardly ever happens, let’s be honest.

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17. Fear of what people will think of your writing cripples you on a daily basis.

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18. And you have to put up with people either constantly questioning the future of the industry you’re hoping to graduate into.

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19. Or turning their noses up at your degree.

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