14 Very Real Reasons Why Journalism Is The Best Subject To Study
In case you were still in doubt, here’s why Journalism is clearly the best subject out there.
1. Having the opportunity to talk to a range of interesting people.
Whatever the story is you always need good sources, and that means tracking down the most important person possible and having a good natter.
Much like Marmite – some love and some hate. But vox-pops always make you feel important as you approach the public with your mighty microphone.
3. And free stuff.
Sometimes if you’re super-duper friendly you can nab some free-of-charge bits and pieces to review. Just be extra nice.
Practically like learning a completely new language but a great secret weapon once it’s mastered. Taking notes never has to be a stressful ever again.
5. The feeling you get when telling everybody you’re a journalist.
That just sounds good, doesn’t it? And technically, you are.
6. And the excitement of having your work published for the world to see.
There is no better feeling than seeing your name published for the first time – it completely clarifies your importance in the world of journalism for sure.
7. Media Law.
Undeniably the hardest but most fascinating module on your journalism course.
8. Writing for your university’s newspaper or website.
Great practice for trainee journalists and also lots of fun.
9. The intimidation you bring when introducing yourself.
“Hello, I’m a journalist writing an article and I’d just like to ask you a few questions…” *person backs away slowly*
10. And learning the importance of patience.
Bugging people for a quote seems tedious at first, but you always get what you want in the end with a little persistence.
11. There’s no sense of achievement like that when you finally master the art of InDesign and Premier Pro.
Initially it feels like rocket science but you’re only paving the way to becoming the most renowned master of the arts.
12. Or when you stumble onto an interesting story and lugging around your equipment finally pays off.
You can’t miss an opportunity to capture something remarkable – even if that means you look like you’re shooting a never-ending movie.
13. The dissertation.
The feeling of stress is unimaginable but having a completed magazine to hold in your hands at the end of it is a level of achievement like no other.
14. And, of course, becoming NCTJ-accredited.
You’re not just a graduate, you’re a NCTJ-accredited graduate. HOORAH.