There are many people in the world who have the desire to always be learning new things and to share them with those around them. Whether you want to travel the planet reporting on everything from wars to country triumphs or would rather tell the story of financial news across Canada there are many opportunities to turn that passion into a career in journalism. There are so many different avenues out there to write for as well as many chances to work on the radio or television. Here are some of the most popular choices when it comes to working in modern journalism.
Working in world news is a dream for many people in journalism school. There are national networks like CBC and CTV in Canada or CNN in the United States that employ correspondents throughout the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and the rest of the world. While some people might be lucky enough to find an international reporting job a few years out of school, most people need to pay significant dues before obtaining one of these positions. Before being on the payroll of the Associated Press or Reuters you might need to write for a local paper or work as a researcher for a television news program.
Working in print media is a great choice for those people who want to experience many different things within one community. You can definitely be living in a smaller town and reporting on events could be experiencing national headlines in places like Toronto, Ottawa, or Montreal. Many people start their business career by working for a smaller paper with lower circulation.
When you're looking into print media you also need to consider the possibility of working for a magazine. There are weekly up to monthly magazines reporting on everything from fashion, to music, to sports. This allows a journalist to focus on an area that they are really passionate about. If you want a resume that will get you a spot working at Spin or Cosmo then you can start by working for a smaller magazine here in Canada.
The Internet is also opening doors for those wishing for a writing career. You could work for an online magazine that simply exists in cyberspace or could contribute to the online branch of a traditional print magazine. There is also the option to work on podcasts reporting stories like you'd hear on Democracy Now or CBC. Some journalists are even creating their own job by starting a blog. While it will take some time to get yourself noticed, it could mean a great career for some time to come.