It's no accident that some of the most trusted names in newspapers and book publishing are based in New York City. Whether you love the crossword puzzles in the New York Times , or carry the Wall Street Journal into work (or, let's be honest, get their emails and feeds online), you know that most often a career in newspaper or book publishing will take you to New York City.
Education & Training
Most journalists, editors, and reporters hold at least a bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, or related field.
According to the BLS, employers report that practical experience is the most important part of education and training. Upon graduation, many students already have gained much practical experience through part-time or summer jobs or through internships with news organizations. Most newspapers, magazines, and broadcast news organizations offer reporting and editing internships.
A master's degree in publishing, journalism, or mass communication can be helpful for advancement from reporter to editor, or for transition to public relations or marketing.