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    Hey everyone, I'm around here a decent amount around draft time and the few months leading up to it. I live in Philly, I'm going into my Senior year of HS right now, and I'm looking at a couple schools. I visited Ohio University and Ohio State yesterday and today. I like Ohio U a lot, but I really loved Ohio State. I'll also probably check out some NYC schools such as Fordham and St. John's. I bring this all up here because I'm an aspiring sports writer or scout. I'm not entirely sure what the best way to go about getting into these businesses is. I'm just assuming Journalism/Communications. However, I decided I'd post here to see if anyone had any college recommendations from my list, any advice, or any information on college majors/minors needed to get a job in my desired field eventually. Thank you and I hope to hear from you guys soon.

    big props to BoneKrusher for the sig & avatar
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    im majoring in journalism--news/editorial

    thats the way to go for newpapers/magazines/etc

    cred 2 BoneKrusher

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    • #3
      im double majoring history and psychology i think.

      ^A Bonekrusher production^
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      • #4
        Originally posted by kwilk103 View Post
        im majoring in journalism--news/editorial

        thats the way to go for newpapers/magazines/etc
        I'm thinking magazine, or online journalism would be the way to go for Sports Writing, put out a few articles every week instead of being forced to put out an article or two a day. It just seems like you're able to put more thought and research into your work that way and not come across as such an idiot.

        big props to BoneKrusher for the sig & avatar
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        www.twitter.com/ryanlownes

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        • #5
          What schools are you guys at?

          big props to BoneKrusher for the sig & avatar
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          www.twitter.com/ryanlownes

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          • #6
            wvu--ill be a soph; just switched to journalism and am taking journ 101 online

            cred 2 BoneKrusher

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            • #7
              Originally posted by kwilk103 View Post
              wvu--ill be a soph; just switched to journalism and am taking journ 101 online
              You enjoying that? Or just WVU in general?

              big props to BoneKrusher for the sig & avatar
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              • #8
                i like wvu a lot--parents went there

                the online class is soooo easy; fast paced---400-500 pg paper due on tues, thurs, sat; but the papers are easy---the last one was writing about an upcoming/recently released movie and the ad tie ins--toys, games, dvds, etc (wrote about the simpsons)

                write 2 posts on the discussion board every tues, thurs, sat---short paragraph, your opinion on the question--easy

                online tests--6 of them 20 questions-20 min to take; would have got a 20 out of 20 but there was 5 min left and i had 5 to answer and my internet went out and only got a 15

                but its a real easy A

                cred 2 BoneKrusher

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                • #9
                  when i go to college or cc for now anyways, imma major in sports journalism,or just journalism all together

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by HinesWardJr View Post
                    when i go to college or cc for now anyways, imma major in sports journalism,or just journalism all together
                    Might want to work on that grammar.

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                    • #11
                      Scout doesn't require a degree. It's one of those positions that you need to work up to through working in the business.

                      If you want to be a journalist, obviously journalism would be a good place to start. That said, you could graduate with a degree in engineering and still become a journalist. Take what you're interested in and a career will follow.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ThePudge View Post
                        Hey everyone, I'm around here a decent amount around draft time and the few months leading up to it. I live in Philly, I'm going into my Senior year of HS right now, and I'm looking at a couple schools. I visited Ohio University and Ohio State yesterday and today. I like Ohio U a lot, but I really loved Ohio State. I'll also probably check out some NYC schools such as Fordham and St. John's. I bring this all up here because I'm an aspiring sports writer or scout. I'm not entirely sure what the best way to go about getting into these businesses is. I'm just assuming Journalism/Communications. However, I decided I'd post here to see if anyone had any college recommendations from my list, any advice, or any information on college majors/minors needed to get a job in my desired field eventually. Thank you and I hope to hear from you guys soon.

                        I used to be a Print Journalism-Sports major but I changed to Secondary Math-Edu.

                        The reason i left JOU was because it wasn't worth the lousy pay and you really have to work your *** off to get an entry level job. Not worth it.With teaching I will have a decent starting salary and imo good job secruity. They are really looking for HS math teachers...high demand. At my orientation, I think every student was a social studies major.

                        But anyways, I think I have the writing talent/sports knowledge to have been an above average sports writer but I got sick of writing the same old stories with teh same old quotes.

                        Go and read a bunch of articles on espn.com. The only quotes you get are cliches and so every article becomes cliche. No knock on espn writers, its just how it is. Nearly every article is cliche and there is nothing you can do about it. Long hours, you make like $10/hour starting out (and for the next 5 years at least)...you better have fun or you are going to start selling insurance.\

                        I am at U of Kentucky btw.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by simms2clayton View Post
                          I used to be a Print Journalism-Sports major but I changed to Secondary Math-Edu.

                          The reason i left JOU was because it wasn't worth the lousy pay and you really have to work your *** off to get an entry level job. Not worth it.With teaching I will have a decent starting salary and imo good job secruity. They are really looking for HS math teachers...high demand. At my orientation, I think every student was a social studies major.

                          But anyways, I think I have the writing talent/sports knowledge to have been an above average sports writer but I got sick of writing the same old stories with teh same old quotes.

                          Go and read a bunch of articles on espn.com. The only quotes you get are cliches and so every article becomes cliche. No knock on espn writers, its just how it is. Nearly every article is cliche and there is nothing you can do about it. Long hours, you make like $10/hour starting out (and for the next 5 years at least)...you better have fun or you are going to start selling insurance.\

                          I am at U of Kentucky btw.

                          If you can, get a minor in computer Programming. It'll get you a job way easier.. If you can teach math and intro Programming classes you'll be more valuable, likely get a higher starting pay. And computer programming isn't that difficult (At least the high school stuff).


                          I'm a Computer Science Major at Pittsburgh-Johnstown U. It's hard to explain but I'm 1/2 Sophmore and 1/2 Junior.

                          I'm taking Classes at the Community college over summer so I don't have to take BS classes at Pitt, just computer classes.


                          Not trying to discourage you, but with the amount of Athletes becoming announcers and writers, you may be better off doing something else.

                          My g/f just switched from Journalism-Magazine writing to Secondary Education - English. partly because of the department (Or lack there of) and secondly, like someone said earlier.. better job security.

                          Yeah, I play WoW too.[/CENTER]

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                          • #14
                            I'm going to Minnesota for journalism and Communications


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                            • #15
                              Im leaning towards St Josephs for food marketing.



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