A journalism career begins with an accredited bachelor's degree program. Colleges provide knowledge plus a variety of avenues for gaining practical experience in journalism.
A college journalism major has a variety of specialties, including television, radio, magazines, newspapers and advertising. Journalism also requires understanding the Internet's influence, especially for print and advertising careers. A good program includes building skills in interviewing, researching, writing, and presenting and pitching news and entertainment stories.
Working for college versions of newspapers or radio and television stations gives students practical experience. Another way to gain professional experience is the traditional internship. Finally, the Internet opens opportunities for online media companies and with advertising and marketing services.