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Student Journalist Problems

Journalism students are some of the most dedicated, involved and busy students on campus; and while most student journalists love their jobs and major, their is no hiding the fact that it comes with a lot of struggles.

1. People just LOVE to insult your major.

“You’re WAY too smart to go into journalism!” “You know journalism is a dying field, right?” “You’re never going to get a job with a journalism degree!”

2. Trying to balance your schoolwork and writing for the school paper.

When you have an online quiz, an essay and three articles all due at the same time on the same day. Oh, and you have an exam tomorrow morning.

3. When you accidentally start writing an essay for your English class like you would an article.

Wait, so I’m SUPPOSED to use an oxford comma in this sentence?

4. When you’re nosy about everything and you’re always looking for something to write about for next week’s article.

“Wait, so tell me more about this? Do you know the person in charge? Excuse me, can I ask you what’s going on here?”

5. When everyone in the newsroom seems to be getting their articles done with ease, but you’re seriously procrastinating/having writer’s block.

I’m not even sure if I remember how to write anymore.

6. When someone asks how your article for the week is coming along.

Oh yeah, it’s great. I’m not procrastinating at all. Getting sources was so easy. Everything is fine.

7. When you finally finish your articles for the week.

Finally freedom!

8. And then it starts all over again on Monday.

Because news doesn’t stop for anybody!  

9. But you don’t care because you know that you have the greatest job ever and that you’re going to make a difference in the world!

Happy reporting Collegiettes!

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