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Sara Said:To be a magazine editor, what degree would suit me best?
We Answered:if being a magazine editor is a career path you really intend to venture into in the future, then your best bet is journalism. you can do this as a major or a minor, if the degree you want to do is a joint honours, or just as a single honours. media production focuses mainly on tv and film production, practical work such as using tv cameras and how to film a documentry. so i don't think this would suit your needs. on the other hand, if you are indeed interested in journalism but want to supplement your studies in that subject with something that has a theoretical aspect to it also, then go for media studies. and yet i will say: be prepared! as this covers all media; i.e. film, magazine, tv, newspapers, radio, the whole lot.
i for one am currently studying media as a major subject with journalism as my minor. i used to enjoy journalism when i was young but my main focus is media studies. seeing as nowadays and today, i prefer doing media to journalism, but hey that's me!
Lorraine Said:Can you do magazine publishing with an english degree?
We Answered:An English degree is perfect for one who is considering going into the publishing field. In publishing one must start at the absolute bottom regardless of one's degree and learn it from the inside. An English degree is a good general all around degree and if you have good grades it is even better.
Frances Said:I would like to write for a magazine. How can I get a leg up?
We Answered:Actually for writing, English is as acceptable as Journalism. The best resource for you is the Writers Market 2006 (or 2007, they come out annually) book. Its full of tips, resources, and contact information. You will probably have to freelance for a while to get a solid portfolio of clips before anyone will consider you for a full time positon.
You also may want to look for a position as a copy editor (they actually PREFER english degrees). Prepare for a pay cut.
Scott Said:How do I get an internship as a beauty editor in a magazine?
We Answered:Take more classes, especially in Fashion and Graphics and Photography. Make friends in the business, and build a fantastic portfolio. In that business, most of the times, it's who you know than how much you know. If you don't mind the dog eat dog world, then you will be okay in that business.
Ramona Said:What is a good major to take to get a career working for a magazine or book company?
We Answered:The publishing business, for the most part, doesn't really care what sort of degree or major you have. It's pretty much a hands on business, and they're most interested in what sort of relevant experience you have. Unfortunately, to get your foot in the door, at the entry level, you pretty much have to start doing grunt work for very low pay.
Your degree in English is already a pretty good basis for the publishing business - do you have any practical experience writing articles, doing copy, etc., for example, at your current job or in school (such as a school newspaper)?
Perry Said:Getting into magazine publications industry
We Answered:I would start by trying to free-lance some stories..this way you are building experiance while you still are working elsewhere. Then you will most likely have to find either a small local magazine, or a small weekly paper and get in with them.. You will most likey have to start small for a few years. It is an incredibly fast paced environment, and the bigger magazines are going to want to hire someone who can keep up. Also, what kind of magazine do you want to work for? You should get familiar with the things that that publication covers. If it is fashion magazine, then keep up with the trends, if it is a home decorating magazine, get familiar with that. Since so many people generally apply to positions like these, having an in depth knowledge of that subject will give you the edge.
Lee Said:What kind of degree would I need for a career as a writer for a political journal/paper/magazine, etc.?
We Answered:try majoring in political science with a double major in journalism. you may want to consider law school also.