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Online Journalists

Tips for Entry

Visit to watch interviews with journalists who offer insights on the best ways to prepare for a journalism career.

Use your school journalism experience as a calling card when contacting local media outlets for summer positions or internships. The Dow Jones News Fund and other professional organizations provide information on internships at their Web sites.

Many local media outlets seek reader input and story tips, or you can submit unsolicited stories to your local media outlet.

Seek information interviews with those in a position to hire for either print or online publications. In this way you may be able to build up a list of contacts that can pay off down the road.

Visit and for job listings. The Society of Professional Journalists also offers a job bank, but you must be a member to access this resource.

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