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Old 03-30-2009, 12:55 AM   #1
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Thanks for all the help.

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Old 03-30-2009, 01:41 AM   #2
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Not a professional writer nut I can answer some of your questions:
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Is this really a career that if you truly want it, you'll get it?
No. You still have to be good at it and be able to prove it. Even then, there is no assurance that there will be a place waiting for you in any company, games or not.

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Should i risk it all and get into journalism?
What is the risk? You don't seem to want to do what you are currently doing and you want to get into journalism (and you have to want to do journalism not just games journalism).

If you are asking 'Should I risk missing out on a 'guaranteed' job vs a 'non-guaranteed' job?', you are the best judge of that, not us.

If it was me, I would look at how far I was in the current course and take the consideration of finishing it before starting a new one.
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Old 03-30-2009, 04:05 AM   #3
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Whilst I'm not a professional (yet), I totally agree with Yaustar. If you are very near to finishing you're course and a policeman then why not see it through. There's no reason why you can't investigate what you have to do to begin a career in journalism while still doing the day job of a police man.

But only you can make the decision. It would be a shame to let all that work go to waste, wouldn't it?
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Old 03-30-2009, 05:40 AM   #4
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At least complete the course before you chase a job in journalism. If it doesn't work out, then you've still got that qualification to fall back on.
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:44 AM   #5
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I'm in almost exactly the same situation as you, with the cop vs journalism thing. Good luck.
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Old 03-30-2009, 11:46 AM   #6
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Yea, the calculated risk is leaving a program i am already in, not to mention that my 'rents will be none too happy. That's really superficial in the end though.

Journalism in general is something i am really interested in doing, don't get me wrong. I am just saying my goal is to write about games. I would be happy given the opportunity to write about anything, really.

Hey, thanks for all the input everyone, it is very appreciated. This is something i am going to fight with over the next week for sure, heh. I know that i am completely unhappy doing the whole police thing, so i believe in the end the decision has already been made.

Thanks again.

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