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.


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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