10 Signs You're a Communications Major
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10 Signs You're a Communications Major

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10 Signs You're a Communications Major

Life as a communications major is an endless news cycle; you never know what you're going to get. Here are 10 signs you're a communications major.

1. You learned about the SPJ Code of ethics.

The SPJ Code of Ethics is the bible for journalists. Seek truth and report it , minimize harm, act independently, be accountable and transparent. One violation of the code and your journalism career is over.

2. In your classes you've done field reporting.

You have a news budget meeting with your class where you pitch a news story to cover to your editor (professor). Then you had to interview people and put together a story.

3. You have worked with Wordpress or some other news website template.

Your professor has repeated, "Posts are for stories and pages are for assignments."

4. You know about the inverted pyramid.

-Lead ( who what why where when how what does it mean)

-Lead Explainer

-Good Quote up High

-Background Information

-Secondary Voices


5. Rule of Thirds

Credit : Photo Video Edu

The guide for framing human subjects and for composition.

6. Your classes have a news room atmosphere.

Your classes are either in a computer lab or conference room.

7. Your professors are your mentors.

They share their experiences with the class and act like a news editor to prepare you for the real world.

8. You've worked with Abode Premiere, Photoshop , Soundslides, or Storify.

9. Having social media accounts is key in your classes.

You either live tweeted or posted an Instagram for a class.

10. You have to stay up to date with the latest news.

You can't ignore it. It's your future.

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