“Bem Vanda, as tuas dúvidas são perfeitamente legítimas e a paixão por uma actividade ajuda muito para que sejamos bem sucedidos nela. As médias nas universidades vão variando, mas podes procurar os guias do estudante para o ensino superior para veres as médias de entrada nos cursos de jornalismo.No liceu não faço a mínima ideia de quais serão as disciplinas, mas na universidade procura os cursos que privilegiem as novas tecnologias, e que tenham as melhores condições. Essa é a tua primeira investigação jornalística: procurar dados sobre os cursos de jornalismo, e falar com pessoas sobre eles. Não te posso ajudar mais nesse campo.
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“Well, your doubts are perfectly legitimate, and being passionate about a job helps a lot to become successful in it. The college averages are quite different, but look in student guides for the universities to see which grades are required for journalism courses. In highschool, i don’t have a clue of what subjects you have to take now, but in universities try to find the courses that favour new technologies, and have the best facilities. That will be your first journalistic assignment: look for data over journalism courses, and talk to people about them. I can’t help you more than this in terms of academic field.
The advice i can give you are these, and they’re quite simple:
-improve your grammar: your comment is filled with spelling and grammar mistakes. If everyone starts talking in his own way we won’t be able to understand each other. To work on that, i recommend you to read books, and preferably, try to read more demanding works than the one before. If there’s a concept that you can’t grasp, use your computer, Google is a great tool. And this leads me to the next point.
- develop your knowledge: a journalist must be curious by nature, otherwise he is a bad journalist. He must have the ability to understand why things happen, and the intelligence to foresee the consequences of a certain matter. If you don’t want to learn new things, choose another way to make a living. Nowadays the main issue in journalism is the great divide between those who want to learn and those who want to remain the same.
- respect other people : this might sound stupid, but in journalism you basically have to deal with people . If we don’t respect the person with whom we are talking with, and , above all, the community we want to inform, we are being bad people. And bad journalists.
- start working in a local or a web media company: you must be halfway through highschool, as far as i can tell, but it’s never too early to get in touch with the working reality. Journalism is one of those jobs that you learn while doing it, wich has two favorable points- if you see you don’t like it you are always in time to go do something else, and if you do like it you are already creating a background. You have courses for young journalists and stuff like that at the Youth Press Portugal website. And visit other places connected with journalism, to get to know the available courses, and talk with people you know who are taking them, to find out what they think about those courses. Look on the web for journalism manuals, and online journalism courses because they exist.
- you can create your own blog where yo can present your own news stories of concerts, partis, etc. learn how to use tools like slideshows, video, audio and photo editors. If you don’t have the gear, use your cell phone, it’s good enough for starters.
- read newspapers and magazines, visit news websites, watch tv news: first you realize that there are many differente ways to tell the same story, and then you’ll find which medium fascinates you the most.
- if you’re not humble, forget it: there is always someone that knows a whole lot more than us, and we must learn from them. There are also the other s who stink and will try make our lives difficult, but we all have sometimes to just sit and take it.
- don’t be afraid: we all have doubts, but this job is based on the pretext that we want to know something we don’t know, or that people don’t know but they have to. Asking questions to strangers on a daily basis is a journalists life, so you can’t afford to be shy.
- live a life beyond journalism: this is a absorbing, addictive, cloistering job. But we all need a life beyond work.
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