Get the latest Education e-news
 

Go Back   Game Career Guide Forums > Writing
Forum Home Register Members List Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-24-2009, 08:46 PM   #1
yomondo77
Junior Member

Activity Longevity
0/20 15/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssssssss1
Location: Oregon
Question hello im new and full of questions :)

hello im a freshman looking foward in having a career in video game journalism.

here are some questions i got for you guys.

1.Is it not to early to start
2.how do you start
3.what classes to take (high school and college)
4.what companies are in the pacific north west region
5.what is expected by the employer (magazine/online)
6.Can I start now?

thank you
yomondo77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2009, 04:54 AM   #2
yaustar
Administrator
 
yaustar's Avatar

Activity Longevity
1/20 19/20
Today Posts
0/11 sssss2270
Location: UK
Default

1. Learning? No. Job? Maybe pending on employment laws for minors and experience.
2. Learning? By writing and reading. Read various reviews/articles/news/etc of anything (films, books, games etc) from various sources and start writing your own.
3. English, English Literature, Journalism should be your core ones. Anything else that you are interested in.
4. No idea.
5. Look at job postings.
6. This is the same question as 1.
yaustar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2009, 09:15 AM   #3
Genki
Junior Member

Activity Longevity
0/20 15/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssssssss6
Default

You probably can't start working at a real job as of now due to your lack of experience and age, but look for volunteer positions on websites to build up a portfolio of work.
Genki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2009, 10:07 PM   #4
Ziriux
Junior Member

Activity Longevity
0/20 15/20
Today Posts
0/11 sssssss24
Location: Denver, CO
Default

Exaclty. As the guys have mentioned before you need heavy experience to have a paying position in video game journalism. It's always nice to start with a new site or a site looking for writers to grow.

Most sites will want you to know how to write editorials/opinion, reviews on games, or just post daily news in the gaming industry. I'd be willing to give you a writing position of my site if interested pal.

E-mail me at admin@kokugamer.com. I'm coding up a new site to have a new look. You can read more about it in this about page. Click HERE
Ziriux is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:14 AM.






UBM Tech