Some tips for new journalism/media students

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Universities and TAFE colleges across Australia are currently preparing for their next influx of media, journalism, communications and PR students. If this is about to be you – there are thousands of young people just like you about to try and make their mark on one of the most competitive industries out there.

If you want a serious chance at getting anywhere in the media industry – you need to start preparing yourself now. As a media educator I support thousands of young people with an interest in a media career each year. Here are some of my tips for getting ahead of the thousands of others about to start on the same path.

1. Start volunteering/interning/creating NOW.

The best way to build your skills is to just do it. Many media/communications courses have an astounding lack of practical opportunities. By the time you finish your qualification, employers will…

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