Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Tips for journalism first years:
work, work, work, work...

J-source.ca has published a list of tips for hopefuls starting out today in journalism schools across the country. What was the single most important thing some grads recommended?
  • "Work on your weaknesses." -- Marco Ursi (Ryerson), now editor of Masthead
  • "Write to get published." ----David Hutton (Carleton), Saskatoon StarPhoenix.
  • "There is one simple way to survive J-School: Get out of class." --John Mather (Ryerson), editor The National, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • "To be successful in journalism you're going to need talent, ambition and luck." -- David George-Cosh (Ryerson), National Post
Recently retired Ryerson professor Don Gibb also provides "Ten Tips for Surviving the First-Year of J-School" as well as some anecdotes to go along with his advice.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd love to hear Canadian Magazine Blog readers' best tips... D.B., why not amend your post and solicit your readers' input?

3:40 pm  
Blogger D. B. Scott said...

Consider the invitation issued; comment away!

3:53 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Transfer into something that will earn you a living wage when you graduate -- like accounting.

7:17 pm  

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