Sources of information about careers
in Journalism and Mass Communications

The American Society of News Editors publishes the following career information:

  • Preparing for a Career in Newspapers
  • Tips for Finding Your First Newspaper Job
  • Thinking Big About Small Newspapers
  • Job Hunting Tips

Send a request for these publications to:
ASNE Foundation
11690 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20191

The Dow Jones Newspaper Fund publishes the following:

  • The Journalist's Road to Success: A Career and Scholarship Guide
  • Newspapers, Diversity and You

Journalist's Road costs $3 per copy; single copies of the other book are free. Send requests to:
The Dow Jones Newspaper Fund, Inc.
P.O. Box 300
Princeton, NJ 08543-0300

The National Conference of Editorial Writers publishes

  • So you want to know about editorial writing: Some Questions and Answers

Single copies are free. Send requests to:
6223 Executive Blvd.
Rockville, MD 20852

The NCEW Web site offers information for writers and editors of opinion in print and broadcast media.

The Newspaper Association of America publishes

  • Newspaper: What's In It For Me?

Single copies are free. Send requests to:
Newspaper Association of America
11600 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 22091

Online Sources of Career Information

J-Jobs contains links to lists of current job openings in journalism and mass communications, compiled weekly from the Internet.

JournalismJobs is extensive, easily searchable and shows opportunities all over the United States. is a jobs site for journalists of color. The site is free to use, and more than 100 media companies have registered that are particularly looking for journalists of color. There are also many listing for internships and numerous job openings for online journalists, media graphic artists, and photographers; also media-related fellowships and college teaching jobs.
Students can put up their resumes on the site, and can also apply electronically for the jobs on the site.

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