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Thanks again for responding to this so thoughtfully. I always really enjoy topics like this and goes to show how much we stand to learn. Its really strange being able to see something that is so ingrained in our society be the life blood for so many people while at the same time, they have almost no idea what it is used for.
Thank you so much for your answer. I love to write. I guess you would say that first and foremost I am a news writer. I completely agree with you on the environment of journalism right now and it keeps me with a very open mind. I am an anthropology major as well as a Journalism major and really am trying to write and let that be my biggest selling point. While I too have a romantic side to my love for journalism in that a newsroom has always been a selling point to me and the old integrity of newspapers is appealing but as someone who would want nothing more than to succeed in this line of business, Im very open minded in what I would write for. I love to write and being a student of culture, I have many interests that I havent even scratched the surface of. As of now I enjoy the front page and want to pursue news writing.
I am a junior in college and it is painful to already be able to admit this, but even by my second year (and already mostly done with my journalism major) I had realized that as a major, Journalism is one of the more useless avenues to take since most publications know that you understand reporting and writing if you have clips. It seems as though one thing more young people going into the discipline need to know is that your writing goes before many other things and a poli sci major with 3 years of clips behind him or her will get the job before the journalism major with the same experience. (obviously this is pretty theoretical haha)
taking a look at your podcasts right now! thank you for the recommendation.
Someone said on youtube before that they would love the DJ of KEXP to bake them cookies. She is adorable.