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How to Become a Journalist Without a Degree

By Shella Gardezi

Copyright 2012

Smashwords Edition

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Journalism is a diverse field with opportunities for dedicated individuals from a variety of different backgrounds. The opportunities are as varied as the job descriptions: freelance writer, staff writer, foreign correspondent, editor, copy-editor, broadcaster, blogger, columnist etc.

In any position, what editors value most is a commitment to excellence, a willingness to take risks and a willingness to learn. Everything else can be learned either through this book, through the completion of the exercises or on the job.

Even if you read this book cover to cover, you’ll only get out of it what you put into it. Take the time to complete the exercises and don’t forget to subscribe to the monthly e-newsletter at Not only will you receive tips, you’ll learn about activities for professional development that may interest you.

I look forward to seeing you online! Good luck as you embark on an exciting career in journalism.

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