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JOURNALISM

Dennis Jacques Ms. Nguyen AP Lit IV, 2A

JOURNALISM
Job Description:

• Inform public about news, current events occurring locally, nationally, and internationally. • Report news for newspapers, magazines, websites, televisions, and radio.

• Often fast paced and dead lines are to be met
• Attend press launches, courts, council meetings and other events

• Interview people
• Record notes and write stories
(“Reports, Correspondents, and Broadcast News Analyst”), (“ Job Description, Salaries, Benefits, and Useful Links”)

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Skills and High School Requirements :

Skills Required:
• Communication skills/ writing objectively • People skills such as building relationships and conducting interviews • Ability to be persistent in order to conduct interview • Endurance or Stamina for fast pace life style and working long hours High School Preparation: • Liberal arts classes should be taken in preparation for a wide range of subjects and topics.
(“How to Become a Reporter, Correspondent, or Broadcast News Analyst”)

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Degrees and Year of Study Required:

• Degrees can either be in Journalism or Communications
• A bachelors degree is a must • Journalist train on the job; short courses can be taken to learn new skills • Short courses help adapt to new technology • Degrees may be in any subject, although majoring in journalism can offer practical experience
(“Job Description, Salaries, Benefits and Useful Links”)

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Internships

• Local and National newspapers, broadcasters, news agencies, magazines, and online operations
(“ How to become a Reporter, Correspondent, or Broadcast News Analyst”)

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UNO’s Entrance requirements :
• Standard GPA of at least 2.5 or greater
• At least 19 units of college preparatory courses • Minimum score of 19 math on ACT (460 SAT)

• Minimum score of 18 English on ACT (450 SAT)
• ACT Composite score of 23 or greater (SAT 1060) • High School GPA 2.5 or greater
(“Freshmen Admission Requirements”)

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Top State and National Colleges:
• One of the top schools in Louisiana for Journalism is UNO.

Top National Schools for Journalism :
• University of Maryland

University of Georgia

University of Florida

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University of New Orleans Cost • Tuition alone in the Spring for 12 hours is: 2,582 per semester • Tuition alone in the Summer for 12 hours is: 1,512 per semester • Tuition alone in the Fall for 12 hours is: 2,862 per semester
(“Undergraduate tuition and Fee”)

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Job Market: • Journalism or broadcast new analyst is expected to grow by 10% from 2010 to 2020. • Reporters are expected to decline by 8%. This is due to decline in newspapers and viewership for news television shows • Have to meet deadlines and publish story on subject before other journalist

• Job can range in long hours based on story
(“Work Environment”)

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Potential Income

• Median Pay- $36,000 per yr.
• $17.31 per hr. • New Journalist: 12,000 • Senior Journalist: 22,000 • Top Journalist: 80,000
(“Job Description, Salaries, Benefits and Useful Links”), (“Summary”)

Works Cited
• • • “ACT and SAT Requirements.” Uno.edu. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Sept. 2013. “Approximately Breakdown of Fees for 2013 -2014.” Uno.edu. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Sept. 2013. “How to become a reporter, Correspondent, or Broadcast News Analyst.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics . U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 29 Mar. 2012. Web. 21 Sept. 2013. “Job Outlook.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics . U.S. Bureau of Labor Statics, 29 Mar. 2012. Web. 21 Sept. 2013. “Journalist.” - Job Description, Salaries, Benefits and Useful Links . N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Sept. 2013. “Summary.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics . U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 29 Mar. 2012. Web. 21 Sept. 2013. “Undergraduate Tuition and Fees.” Uno.edu. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Sept. 2012. “What Reporters, Correspondents, and Broadcasting News Analyst Do.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics . U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 29 Mar. 2012. Web. 21 Sept. 2013. “Work Environment.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics . U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 29 Mar. 2012. Web. 21 Sept. 2013.

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