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23 Signs You’re a Journalism Major


Back in high school, you joined the yearbook or newspaper staff, and that was it: love at first sight. You were immediately hooked on the world of journalism. And while your stress may escalate to scary levels more often than not (those last-minute deadlines are killer), you know that you’ve made the right choice. Here are 23 signs you’re a journalism major.

1. When you tell people what you’re studying, you get this kind of reaction:

2. Thirty minutes before deadline, you look like this:

3. But when you see your published work, you’re all,

4. And you feel cool whenever your friends tell you they saw your story.

5. Your classes are awesome, because you’re doing what you love.

6. Plus, you don’t have to worry about this:

7. Or this:

8. But you do have to sleep with this under your pillow:

9. Because if you break an AP Style rule…

10. So you always double-check your work.

11. You write what you think are amazing, Pulitzer-worthy articles for class…

12. …only to have your professors completely rip them apart.

13. You’ve gotten really good at playing phone tag with sources.

14. But when you finally do get a hold of a source, you’d rather do anything than transcribe your 30-minute-long interview afterwards.

15. You feel frustrated whenever you see grammatical errors.

16. Like, really frustrated.

17. You’re obsessed with social media.

18. Breaking news? Yeah, you already heard about it.

19. Newspapers will always be cool to you.

20. You’re simultaneously amazed and frustrated by Carrie Bradshaw’s ability to afford such a glamorous life on a columnist’s salary.

21. Coffee is a good friend of yours.

22. Who else is going to keep you awake till dawn?

23. At the end of the day (or night), you know you’re making the right choice.

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