So why, you might ask, would one pursue a degree in this "dying field?" Where do I even start?
1. You get to retweet yourself. You can have multiple Twitter accounts for your different internships, blogs, classes, etc. and get the thrill of retweeting yourself without judgement from others because it's all part of your job.
2. You have twice as many followers. Speaking of Twitter-and all social media for that matter- you have twice as many followers because half of them are you. The account you're in charge of for your club follows you, your multiple blog accounts follow you, your account you made for a class follows you. No one has to know the secret to your popularity on social media. You've earned those bragging rights.
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4. You have an excuse to talk to cool people. You aren't as creepy for asking someone for an interview if it's for an article, right? It's the perfect way to start talking to that person that everyone is secretly or not-so-secretly starstruck about. Hint: tell them your editor requested you to take lots and lots of pictures.
5. You can exercise your right to the freedom of speech. Look at you, being all patriotic and stuff. Such a good citizen.
6. You get a lot of free stuff. Many times, companies will send you products to review for free, or you get to attend an exclusive event for free. Remember what I said before about internships and how they were unpaid? Yeah, free is a big deal.
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8. You get to inspire others. Whether you're sharing a sports team's Cinderella story or a touching article about someone starting their own non-profit, you have the power to inspire others. Some people think the news is filled with all bad. Be different and share the good.
Why do you love doing what you do, whatever that might be?