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Online Producers

Tips for Entry

Learn all you can about computers and Web site design, including computer languages like HTML and programs like Adobe Photoshop.

In high school and college, pursue volunteer opportunities like being webmaster of your school or college Web site.

For summers, keep your eye out for internship possibilities not just in print or online journalism, but also for other companies that maintain a Web presence, such as nonprofits and advertising agencies.

Surf the Web and analyze media and corporate Web sites. How well do they present their content? How easy are they to navigate?

Check out Poynter Online ( for industry news, information on seminars and fellowships, tip sheets, and other resources. 

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