Yeah, I don't want to sound too downbeat, but the competition is fierce.
Unless you're an absolute standout, AND have some connections, she's a dead end.
I had dreams of being a cricket correspondent/journo.
I've had to settle for being a TV producer instead.
I'll put my msn on your profile and I'll tell you on there.
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I can't believe the voices of despair here.
Isaac, my advice to you is to get an education, do a journalism course, write a blog, contribute articles to websites like this, do piles and piles of voluntary work with newspapers, write for your school magazine, write for your local paper, get your name and your face known in the right circles. You might make it, and if you're determined and able then it's quite possible that you'll succeed. And even if you don't manage to make a career of it, getting the sort of experience that I've given examples of will be incredibly useful to you in whatever else you end up choosing to do.
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Im moving into something that even a few months ago I wouldnt have believed was a realistic possibility. Even the remote and unlikely happens, you just have to go for it.
My advice though, when entering a field with tough competition and fierce rivals, is to always have a back up plan.
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Personally, would love to get into cricket journalism too. It's a bit of an ideal-scenario job for me though.
Cricket journalism may be tough to get into (and if so, succeed in), but there are many other professions far tougher.
Plus, no where in his post did he say he wanted to be a Sambit Bal or Harsha Bhogle and make lots of money from this. Those situations are rare, but being a cricket journalist is hardly climbing Everest with one leg.
I'm happy enough being an unpaid cricket journalist when I post.
Don't be stealing my material Isaac, good luck.
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