Advice for j-students from our northern neighbors*

Picture 2Top journalism professors in Canada offer students advice on how to get the most from your program. From the Canadian Journalist Project.

Among the advice:

  • read read read write write write
  • be curious
  • “get off your butts”
  • get online — with blogs, social media and an online portfolio

The site also has a good post on “The Skills That Will Get You Hired.” Marissa Nelson, an editor with the Toronto Star, writes:

“Young journalists now have to know how to take photos, write, shoot and edit multimedia and work with content management systems. Even if you don’t need all of those skills right away, chances are, you’ll need many of them down the road.”

* (And I don’t mean Iowa State)

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