3 Tips To Get Into Journalism As A Teenager

Hello everyone it’s Zainab, welcome or welcome back to Zainab Chats! So, for today’s blog post it’s going to be a slightly different one. If you’ve been following me for a while now then you will know that I want to be a television presenter when I’m older – and to do that you need journalism. A lot of fellow bloggers I’ve talked to actually want to be journalists when they’re older too – but it’s really difficult to try and get into journalism as a teenager. So I’m sharing 3 ways today!

Start A Blog
I’m sure many of you who are reading this do have blogs and are thinking ‘this can’t possibly be journalism!’ Well, it actually is, you are putting things out there for the world to see! You’re educating people about modern issues, you’re sharing useful tips and advice. These are all forms of journalism and it will be great experience for you one day if you ever try to get a job in journalism!

Volunteer For Youth Organisations
Honestly, this is something I didn’t even have on my radar until recently. There are so many youth organisations that want young journalists to write on any topic! Most of them aren’t paid jobs, however they’re great experiences and you can put them on your University application.

Some Organisations:
BlogXplore Magazine

Create Your Own Opportunities
I never realised how crucial taking initiative is in the journalism industry – but it’s so vital! Creating an opportunity could be something like, finding someone to interview without being told to, or reporting on a certain issue nobody has thought of. These are things that help you so much in journalism! I do want to warn you guys though, this one is a bit of a challenge (especially in terms of interviews.) If you reach out to 15 people and only 3 of them reply back, that’s still 3 journalism opportunities you created on your own!
Read My Guide On Conducting Blog Interviews

Thank you so much for reading this post everyone, if you have any tips for young journalists, please share them in the comments for everyone to see!

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11 thoughts on “3 Tips To Get Into Journalism As A Teenager

  1. nataliebelleblog

    As you know, I want to be a journalist, too- and this post was so helpful! I obviously have a blog, but the thought of volunteering and creating my own opportunities hasn’t crossed my mind before! Love your blog and will definitely stay tuned for new posts💖

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  2. thewheelchairteen

    Thank you for sharing these tips and I hope that one day you’ll achieve your dream of becoming a journalist. My older sister is actually a journalist too – she lives in London and has a job writing for a famous British newspaper. I used to write for my school’s newspaper, it wasn’t professional, but I still had to interview students and teachers about changes at the school and it was a lot of fun. Yes, I guess I never realised blogging is a form of journalism.

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    • Zainab

      Thank you! Ooh I live near London so that’s so cool! That’s so nice you wrote for your school newspaper – haha I never really realised till recently blogging is a form or journalism too! Thanks for reading! 🙂

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  3. Sheri K

    Thank you for sharing these useful tips Zainab! I wish I found them when I was a teenager. I was a member of our school’s journalism club though, so if you have that at your school too, consider joining. All the best as you strive to achieve your dream of being a journalist💕

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