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Career Opportunities in Journalism
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Jennifer Bobrow Burns; Foreword by Janice Castro
  • From the Series: Career Opportunities
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • ISBN-10: 0816064199
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6419-9
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $49.50
  • Imprint: Ferguson
  • Published: 03/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 070.4023
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 336

Summary

As technology advances and expands the ways the world communicates, new media such as the Internet have become a major outlet for journalism, providing unlimited access to a world of information. Today, journalistic opportunities abound for those passionate about sharing the truth and enlightening the public, whether they are writers, reporters, editors, or behind-the-scenes producers, directors, photographers, or engineers.

Career Opportunities in Journalism covers more than 70 careers in a variety of contexts, from newspapers and broadcasting to education and new media. Extensive appendixes include listings of related educational programs, professional associations and publications, companies, and internship and scholarship resources.

Career profiles include:

  • Copy editor
  • Broadcast meteorologist
  • Field producer
  • Film critic
  • Foreign correspondent
  • News photographer
  • Online editor
  • Reporter, radio
  • Staff writer
  • Travel writer
  • and more.

Specifications

Index. Appendixes. Bibliography. Glossary.

About the Author(s)

Jennifer Bobrow Burns has more than 10 years of experience as a writer and career counselor. She holds a B.A. in English from Cornell University and an M.A. in counseling and guidance from New York University. Formerly the associate director of career development at the Columbia University Center for Career Education in New York, NY, Bobrow Burns has published numerous articles related to career issues. Currently, she is the assistant dean for career services at Quinnipiac University's School of Communications in Hamden, Connecticut.

Foreword author Janice Castro is Assistant Dean and Director of graduate journalism programs at Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, where she is also an assistant professor of magazines and new media. Castro was a founding officer of the Online News Association; former editorial director of Britannica.com; former managing editor of Time.com; former reporter and editor of Time magazine; founding editor of Discover magazine; and former vice president of the Board of Governors of the Overseas Press Club of America.

Reviews and Awards

"...will be useful in high school and university libraries as well as career development sections of public libraries."
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