Expert knowledge in a specific field

Attending basic courses in journalism is important; however, specializing in an area is half the preparation. Journalists should choose an area that they enjoy writing about such as fashion or finance, and they should become an expert in that chosen field. This can be done by studying a specific subject at university or by completing a vocational training or an apprenticeship in that field.

Most newspapers and magazines have journalists for various fields and having specialized knowledge opens the door to more job opportunities. There are thousands of journalists, but most publications are interested in individuals who meet a certain criteria for a particular subject.

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