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A Student Sports Journalist in a World Without Sports

The crowd’s roars, the hustle and heart of the players on the floor, and the emotional pendulum taking the form of an ever-changing scoreboard. There lies an unmatchable aura around college basketball when March Madness arrives. giphy.com For the first time, I got a glimpse of what it felt like to not just watch a…

CM’s Guide to the Journalism Major

Journalists serve as storytellers for the world to read, watch and listen to. Whether you want to write for a magazine or a newspaper or be the head anchor of CNN, your voice will be heard. Whether they realize or not, people will be looking to you for the answers on what’s going on in…

Why We Required More Ladies in Journalism

In 2020, society reflects on the past decades and decades of tribulations, challenges and long-overdue progression on women’s rights. Recent women’s rights movements have directly impacted women in the field of journalism. Overall, the consensus given by two University of Florida professors at the College of Journalism and Communications and one dean seems hopeful. Looking…

A Reporter’s Roadway to United States Weekly

Okay, you love writing. Step one: check. Next up: what exactly do you love to write? Paulina Issac, a former College Magazine editor, knew before her career even started that she had a passion for pop culture. As a journalist, she didn’t sell herself short. Issac gave herself the creative freedom to choose a pathway…

From College Mag to Hong Kong

Making the journey from college to the real world was a daring task for the millennial generation. Behind them lay a sea of opportunity and in front of them, the same except with no boat. Previous College Magazine writer Morgan Davis made that journey dipping in and out of different waters and landed in Hong…

How I Got My Task at KION News

Try to imagine what your life has in store for you three, five or 10 years from now. What career will you have? Or, more importantly, what career do you want? The answers to these questions constantly change and that becomes a part of life. Successful reporters, like previous College Magazine writer Shannon Longworth, channeled…

The Turning Point

I stared at my empty inbox and sighed as summer quickly approached. After applying for an internship at my local radio station, I received no response and ultimately, my first rejection. Due to my incredibly demanding athletic schedule, having a job or an internship becomes nearly impossible. While most internships look for 10 to 12…

My Very first Internship: the Truth of the Grownup World

I know what you’re thinking because I thought the same. Do we really have to do internships and have serious jobs on top of going to school? Can’t we take a summer off? The answer I told myself was no. I didn’t say it without a tinge of sadness though. Yes, everyone loves a good…

10 TBH Reasons Nobody reads Your Blog Site

We all want our writing to be read. Every writer, blogger and content creator shares this goal but with 2 million blog posts written every day,* reaching readers isn’t easy. As a writer myself I met with my publisher here at College Magazine, Amanda Nachman, to understand what readers actually want. Then I connected with…

Why it’s Much Better to Go Regional for Your Very First...

It’s hard to imagine that anyone truly dreams about working in local journalism for the rest of their lives. They expect their degree to take them to the Washington Post or NPR. Going into college, people kept telling me how cut throat the journalism industry is. “Yes, yes I know. I got it,” I thought.…

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