With the web seemingly taking away some of the opportunities in broadcasting and journalism, some people have avoided pursuing broadcasting and journalism as a career choice, but I believe that to be a huge mistake. While people are moving ever swifter to the Internet for their video, audio and text content, they are still looking for professionalism, and this is where broadcasting and journalism graduates have the most opportunities to succeed.
Beyond the Internet, there are still many opportunities in magazines, radio, and television for graduates looking to continue to bring professionalism and powerful content to those mediums.
For most jobs, there are a wide variety of applicants and job seekers, who are increasingly judged based upon their level of experience in the industry – it is particularly important to gain practical skills and work experience during your education.
In order to leverage your skill set to improve your career prospects, try to focus on developing a diverse set of technical skills, as well as experience in many languages, as global media products are expanding more rapidly than those in the traditional English market.
The traditional journalism industry is expected to decline over the next decade, while those who focus on new and electronic media technology will be at an advantage. Prospective journalists should be well versed in blogging and electronic platforms, while broadcasting majors should improve their interactive skill set.